Developers hope to win public support for their plans to build 1,700 houses at Lee Hall by announcing they will also create a world-class 18-hole golf course.
The Bolton News has reported that developer the Peel Group is soon to unveil proposals to build a new golf course on the Hulton Park Estate near Westhoughton.
The site’s landscape is currently thought to be protected by English Heritage but that couldnow be placed under threat.
It is believed that a potential £100 million plus project could also involve a new hotel, clubhouse and conference facilities being built on the sprawling 1,000 acre estate between Chequerbent, Over Hulton and Atherton which is owned by Peel.
The company has so far refused to make any public comment on the matter but town hall sources told the newspaper that Peel are ‘very serious’ about bidding to host the Ryder Cup in Bolton.
This is the same company that wants to build in the region of 1,700 houses at the neighbouring Lee Hall site.
News that the company maybe preparing an application for so many houses has sparked anger amongst Westhoughton residents who are already fed up with the town’s broken infrastructure.
A petition has been launched against the proposals for 1,700 houses.