Road from loco works to Station Road: Refused

A planning permission for the road was refused by Bolton Council this week. The road would have allowed the building of 500 houses on land owned by network rail. These houses were part of the 1700 to be built on the loco works site. Ultimately it would have linked the loco works site (and Chorley New Road), with Station Road, in Blackrod.

The decision notice states ”

“The application proposal does not constitute a single comprehensive application or approach for the
entire Horwich Loco Works site and therefore does not ensure, but instead jeopardises, the site’s
comprehensive and viable regeneration, the timely provision of infrastructure and appropriate highway
and environmental mitigation requirements, and is thereby contrary to Policies M1 and M2 of Bolton’s
Core Strategy and Policy 10 of The Former Horwich Loco Works Supplementary Planning Document.
No solutions could be offered to the applicant in order to make the development acceptable. The
development would not improve the economic, social and environmental conditions of the area and
therefore does not comprise sustainable development. The Local Planning Authority has therefore
implemented the requirement in Paragraphs 186-187 of the NPPF.”
The full deatils can be found here


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