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Bellway's proposals in Wigan were given the go-ahead on Tuesday

Bellway secures green light for Wigan and Bolton homes

Housebuilder Bellway has been given planning permission to build 269 houses across two developments in Wigan and Bolton.

Wigan Council has signed off proposals by Bellway to build 157 homes on agricultural land in Bryn, while plans for 112 houses in Horwich have been given the go-ahead by Bolton Council.

In Bryn, Bellway plans to build a mix of semi-detached and detached houses on a 19-acre site just off Wigan Road. The proposals were granted approval at the council’s planning committee on Tuesday.

The land had been designated for residential or employment use under Wigan Council’s local plan.

Outline planning permission was granted in November 2015, but Bellway lodged a fresh planning application for the scheme in August this year, as the original planning application did not allow the development to be brought forward on a phased basis.

Planning conditions, including a detailed site remediation scheme for the entire 19 acres, would have to have been satisfied under the previous planning application, which would not have been “practical or viable”, according to the developer.

APD acted as architect for the scheme, with How as planner.

In Bolton, Bellway has been given the green light for 112 homes at Rivington Chase, a 187-acre masterplan on the site of Horwich Loco Works. The wider project was given outline planning approval in 2015.

Bolton’s planning committee granted planning permission to Bellway’s development at the Northern end of the Loco Works site last month. Bellway’s 7.7 acre development is also bounded by woodland and existing homes.

Bellway’s proposals are the first to secure planning permission at the Loco Works site, which could provide 1,700 homes in total. How also acted as planner on the scheme with MCK Associates as architect.

James Berggren, Senior Planner at HOW: “It is great to be working with one of the country’s largest and most established house builders. Bellway Homes works to deliver schemes which have a strong regional identity, meeting local housing needs and with these approvals we are confident the schemes in Wigan and Bolton will be similarly successful developments.”

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