Community Centre Saved – but Manchester Road Still Threatened

At a rather interesting / unruly  meeting, organised by Blackrod Town Council, last night, when in the region of 150 people attended.  The Leader of Bolton Council, Councillor Cliff Morris announced that the Community Centre  – including the car park and playing fields would be removed from the LDF housing allocation – meaning it is safe for another 14 years (at least). He also  indicated that he would look at funding improvement to the centre.

The playing fields at Manchester Road however was retained in the plan – allocated for 20 homes.

It was requested that Cllr Morris visit the site -in particular to see access provisions , which are currently causing great concern to those most directly affected.


We would urge residents to submit their comments regarding Manchester Road.

Details of the allocation plan can be found here

A form to submit comments  can be found Consultation-response-form-2

1 comment to Community Centre Saved – but Manchester Road Still Threatened

  • Dave&judy324,Manchester road.

    So sorry to have missed last nights meeting.As residents of Manchester road,we would like to express our deep concern about proposals to develop the Manchester road open space for residential use.

    I feel sure the issue of extremely poor access was raised,as well as loss of public green space long enjoyed by Blackrod residents over many years.I also note from your website,that 20 houses are proposed for the site.This feels like over development,and will have a negative impact on privacy for existing residents and surely would create issues of privacy for any new properties with poor overlooking distances between any new houses,and existing properties on Manchester road.We willbe watching the outcome of the Adlington proposals currently with Eric Pickles.Thank You for your good work.Kind regards.Dave&Judy

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