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Plans have been submitted for 58 houses on the site of Hartley’s Farm, on Wingates Lane, just before the motorway bridge.

Westhoughton has seen numerous planning application for housing developments in recent months, including six major plans in the Wingates and Four Gates areas alone.

The applicant of the latest plans claims there are excellent road links, nearby bus stops and that Westhoughton railway station is easy to get to.

But what do think of the proposals?

Submit your views to Bolton Council at www.bolton.gov.uk quoting planning reference number 00579/17.

The latest application joins the growing list of sites in the Wingates and Four Gates areas, including:

  • Woodvale off Church Street for 28 houses which are being built
  • Chorley Road where Bolton Council gave permission for 12 houses
  • Dixon Street for up to 14 houses. This was refused by the council but the developer appealed and the decision is expected soon. In this appeal the Planning Inspectorate refused to hold a hearing but it was dealt with by written representations
  • Station House Farm at Hilton House for 9 large houses. This has been refused by council officers because of the impact on the Green Belt.
  • Ratcliffles Farm which is the caravan park on Wingates Lane. The application for 11 houses was refused because of the impact on the Green Belt.
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