Two planning application has been submitted for house building on land at the back of Thornleigh Salesian College, which will see the wooded area replaced with 21 houses over two separate sites.

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Site A: 00695/17 | OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR THE ERECTION OF 7No DETACHED DWELLINGS WITH GARAGES (ACCESS, LAYOUT AND SCALE DETAILS ONLY). | LAND AT MOSS LEA, BOLTON

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Site B: 00700/17 | OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR THE ERECTION OF 14No DWELLINGS WITH GARAGES (ACCESS, LAYOUT AND SCALE DETAILS ONLY). | LAND AT MOSS LEA (SITE B), BOLTON

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The applicant, PSP also makes reference to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, which could see around 3,000 houses built across the North of Bolton. The areas that will take the most of these houses are Astley, Bradshaw, Bromley Cross.

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Warren Fox said: “When the Conservative Government made changes to law, they gave house developers unprecedented access to building on our Green Belt & Green Spaces, which has been reflected in plans under the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

Blackburn Rd has 9.2 million vehicles travelling on it each year is already at breaking point, Jones Homes plans to build 100 homes on the Last Drop has left roads in Bromley Cross close to capacity, our services are under-funded and infrastructure has been cut to the bone.

In 2016 Bolton Liberal Democrats submitted alternative plans that would deliver the kind of houses Bolton needs, both decent quality, affordable and in the right area. It’s true we need more houses, but Bolton already has a significant number of brown-field sites and empty homes that need developing first, our town centre is in desperate need of renovation, we can achieve the number of houses we need to build without paving over our Green Belt.

What we’ll end up with, is permanent loss of our green spaces, not the right housing mix and no significant investment in our roads, transport or infrastructure.”

Full details of the planning application can be viewed on Bolton Council’s planning portal: http://www.bolton.gov.uk/website/Pages/Searchforaplanningapplication.aspx

One thought on “Planning application for houses behind Thornleigh College

  1. We live in moss lea & will be basically in the middle of this estate that they are planning. The roads already can’t take the traffic. It will effect all of the moss lea residents. I have spoken to all our neighbors & we are going to hold a meeting with a solicitor to oppose this planning. If you can help in any way please contact me

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