New mega industrial estate for Wingates

Plans for a new MEGA industrial estate in Wingates have emerged causing concern for residents. In 2016 Labour-run Bolton Council encouraged developers to submit sites for potential future development for housing and industrial units. Developers have suggested they would like to develop a huge swathe of land running from the current Wingates Industrial Estate along… Continue reading New mega industrial estate for Wingates

Developers plan 12 new houses in Wingates

The former Windmill pub site

Developers want to build 12 new houses – all five bedrooms – near the site of the former Windmill pub on Chorley Road, Wingates. Plans submitted to Bolton Council include the demolition of 96 Chorley Road, which was carried out before permission was granted, and the demolition of 106, a bungalow with a large garden which will be… Continue reading Developers plan 12 new houses in Wingates

Leaked confidential papers reveal Labour’s secret plan to build houses off Church Street

David Wilkinson at Trackside Approach

Labour’s plans to build hundreds of new houses off Church Street have been revealed in confidential documents leaked to The Bolton News. The open space next to The Gates primary school and running behind Church Street is included in Bolton Council’s plans for 5,000 new houses across Westhoughton’s open spaces. When challenged by councillor David Wilkinson… Continue reading Leaked confidential papers reveal Labour’s secret plan to build houses off Church Street

Revealed: Labour’s plan to build 5,000 houses on Westhoughton’s open spaces

Westhoughton’s last-remaining open spaces could be sold off to housing developers under plans prepared by Labour council bosses. Up to 5,000 houses could be built if the all the plans go ahead. Say NO to the 5,000 houses [av_mailchimp list=’782a5754bf’ double_opt_in=’aviaTBdouble_opt_in’ on_send=” sent=’Thank you for showing your support. Westhoughton’s open spaces are important and we can’t… Continue reading Revealed: Labour’s plan to build 5,000 houses on Westhoughton’s open spaces

Hundreds of houses could be built in Wingates after Bolton Council sells land

David Wilkinson at the land on Manchester Road

Hundreds of houses could be built in Wingates after Bolton Council sold a key piece of land, it is feared. Westhoughton councillor David Wilkinson has uncovered that the council recently sold a piece of open space next to 49 Manchester Road that, if used by a developer, could become the gateway to a mega-estate running… Continue reading Hundreds of houses could be built in Wingates after Bolton Council sells land

Two new areas set to join Westhoughton’s 160 Home Watch schemes

Two new areas in Hart Common and Summerfields are to join Westhoughton’s extensive Home Watch scheme. The project, which sees residents looking out for each other’s properties and their neighbourhood, now has 160 schemes in Westhoughton. A new monthly newsletter for residents who act as Home Watch co-ordinators is also set to launch. A new Twitter… Continue reading Two new areas set to join Westhoughton’s 160 Home Watch schemes

Revealed: What is happening at old Four Gates School

The site of the former Four Gates School

A new meeting hall for a spiritual organisation is to open on the site of the former Four Gates School on the A6. The new building is currently being constructed for the spiritual group Radha Soami Satsang Beas which provides a “process of inner development under the guidance of a spiritual teacher” – and is said to… Continue reading Revealed: What is happening at old Four Gates School