Have your say on building on Bolton’s greenbelt and the 3000 homes planned to be built across Bolton North over the next two decades. Bolton North East covers Astley Bridge, Bradshaw, Breightmet, Bromley Cross, Crompton, Halliwell and Tonge with the Haulgh.
The eight week consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework – the proposals on where we are going to build hundreds of thousands of new homes across GM over the next 20 years – opens on Monday 31st October 2016.
Please make sure you have your say.
The consultation should appear here on Monday 31st October.
The Government has said that Bolton has to build around 17,000 houses over the next two decades, around a thousand per year, 7,000 of these falling on green belt or protected land and this plan is the Greater Manchester Combined Authority first attempt to say where they should all go.
3,000 houses are being put forward for various green parcels of land located in the north of Bolton — although specific plans have not been identified.
Despite no firm decisions being made about specific locations across the North of Bolton, Bolton North East Liberal Democrats are concerned that current infrastructure is not sufficient to cope with this amount of increase in housing without significant investment.
A recent poll in the Bolton News revealed 87% are concerned about plans to build 17,000 homes across the town. Westhoughton which has already been earmarked for nearly 3,000 homes is expected to have another 1,000 as part of the plans.
Ensure you have your say.