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Planning application submitted for new community at Horwich Golf Club

Northstone has submitted a Reserved Matters planning application to Bolton Council for a new community at Horwich Golf Club, following a public consultation in March 2022.

An outline application for the scheme was granted planning approval in September 2021 with the proposed first two phases of the development delivering 208 sustainable new homes, including 71 affordable properties, it will open-up new community green spaces on land off Victoria Road, Horwich.

Jonathan England, Development Director at Northstone, said: “We would like to thank all those who engaged with the pre-application consultation to provide their views. The feedback received throughout this ongoing process has helped us shape the plans for the site with the Horwich community in mind, whilst delivering much-needed affordable homes and publicly accessible green spaces.

“Northstone is proud of our revised plans for Horwich Golf Club, which have been thoroughly designed with place-making at the core to deliver a sustainable and vibrant new community. We now look forward to continuing working with the Council as they consider our application.”

Peel L&P acquired Horwich Golf Club in 2012 and helped to keep the business running until an alternative use for the site was agreed. Having received permission to develop the land, Northstone’s overall vision is to create a sustainable extension to the Horwich community.

The new public open space will open up land, which was previously privately owned, for use by the entire community with new tree and shrub planting, retention and creation of new woodland areas and the enhancement of existing watercourses as well as the reinstatement of the upper fairway, bunkers and green for ecological benefit.

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