Fresh traffic fears as Merlin Garage homes plan returns

The former Merlin Garage

Fresh fears of further traffic chaos in Westhoughton have emerged after plans to build houses on the former Merlin Garage at the top of Bolton Road have returned. The developer won an appeal when the original plans were thrown out back in 2008 after more than 2,000 residents objected. The time allowed to develop a site after permission was… Continue reading Fresh traffic fears as Merlin Garage homes plan returns

Developer of 106 new houses profits as Labour agree to less money for local services

Entrance to the Roscoes Farm site

A developer which will build 106 new houses off Bolton Road will pay LESS money to improve local services after the Labour council agreed to lower a deal with them. Before housebuilders get permission to build new homes they have to agree to give money to improve local roads, schools, health facilities and fund affordable homes… Continue reading Developer of 106 new houses profits as Labour agree to less money for local services