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Appeal: Landscape-led rethink of Bolton housing scheme wins approval

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Developer Bellway Homes has won permission to build 167 homes on protected land near Bolton, after persuading an inspector that the plans were ‘materially different’ from an application it made in 2018 to develop the site, which was rejected at appeal.

LOCATIONWesthoughtonAUTHORITYBolton CouncilINSPECTORJ A VysePROCEDUREInquiryDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/N4205/W/20/3247035The appeal concerned just under eight hectares of grassland adjacent to the settlement boundary of Westhoughton, a town near Bolton. Bellway Homes sought permission to build 167 houses on the site. An earlier application to build 174 homes on the land was rejected at appeal........
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