Bolton Council refuse to hold full inquiry into claims Labour councillors make planning decisions to win votes

Bolton Town Hall

Bolton Council’s controlling Labour councillors have been slammed for breaking their promise to hold a full inquiry in planning processes in the town. In December, Labour appeared to be agreeing to a full independent inquiry into the council’s planning processes in an attempt to satisfy concerns expressed by many residents and councillors. However, at the last Council meeting… Continue reading Bolton Council refuse to hold full inquiry into claims Labour councillors make planning decisions to win votes

Is Bolton Council really going to stop 300 houses at Lee Hall?

David Wilkinson opposes the 300 houses for Lee Hall because our busy roads could not cope with the extra traffic they would bring.

Doubts that Bolton Council will maintain its opposition to 300 houses at Lee Hall have emerged after it dropped its objection to homes on green fields in Blackrod to save money. A planning inspector will consider an appeal by developers Persimmon Homes in July and will decided whether or not the homes can go ahead.… Continue reading Is Bolton Council really going to stop 300 houses at Lee Hall?

Revealed: Labour agrees to sell Bolton Road car park to Aldi before new store plans emerge

How the new Aldi could look

Labour councillors agreed to sell the Bolton Road car park to Aldi weeks before an expected planning application from the supermarket chain, it has been revealed. Aldi want to build a new supermarket on the former Glebe Mill site, turning the public car park into one for the supermarket. In return for the sale of the land, which… Continue reading Revealed: Labour agrees to sell Bolton Road car park to Aldi before new store plans emerge