Wingates Lane, Westhoughton
Scale: up to 58 dwellings
Hollins Strategic Land has submitted an application for up to 58 dwellings on a part brownfield site on Wingates Lane, Westhoughton. The scheme will provide an appropriate mix of open market, and affordable dwellings on a sustainably located in close proximity to local employment opportunities, transport links and other services/facilities.
The level of housing need in Bolton is pressing. Bolton is part of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and as such it is a focus for major economic growth. The Draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework was published last year, focusing on large scale green belt release to meet housing and employment requirements across the region. In this context, the site at Wingates Lane offers an opportunity to provide housing on a sustainable, unconstrained site in the short term.