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Plans submitted for phase two of Bolton development

Words: Laura Edgar
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Plans have been submitted to Bolton Council for 207 family homes as part of the next phase of the £262 million Rivington Chase redevelopment of the former Horwich Loco Works.

Bolton Council granted planning permission to Lane End Group for an affordable housing development at Rivington Chase earlier this year, comprising 116 affordable homes. Morris Homes are currently on site building 393 houses.

Bellway was the first housebuilder on the site and it has nearly completed the construction of phase one named Barton Quarter. This comprises 112 family homes and was approved in 2018. The new proposals will see 10 homes added as an extension to phase one and 197 homes adjacent to the heritage core and open space amenities.   

Alongside the homes for this latest development, a large proportion of the northern section of the main link road across the site will be built by Bellway. This will connect the different sections of Rivington Chase to Chorley New Road and to Middlebrook Retail Park, Horwich Parkway Railway Station and Junction 6 of the M61.

George Stevenson, land director at Bellway, said: “Careful planning has gone into these proposals to create a high-quality sustainable neighbourhood with designs that reflect the history and heritage of the site.  

“Rivington Chase is a truly special development which is transforming a derelict brownfield site into a neighbourhood that celebrates the history and heritage of the Loco Works and provides a destination for local people that will combine community, educational, retail, leisure, health, recreational and wellbeing amenities.”  

APD is the architect behind the scheme, Cass Associates is the masterplanner architect, and Avison Young is the planning adviser.

The Rivington Chase regeneration masterplan was granted outline permission in 2015 for 1,700 homes and associated retail, leisure and open space on the former industrial site. The remainder of the Rivington Chase development will be developed by Bluemantle alongside Bolton Council, Homes England, and HKR. It will be delivered on a 187-acre brownfield site on the former Horwich Loco Works.

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