Rivington Chase
A £12m link road will unlock the site for development

Next phase of £250m Rivington Chase poised for consent

Dan Whelan

Plans for 393 homes as part of the redevelopment of the 187-acre Loco Works site in Horwich, Bolton, into a 1,700-home neighbourhood are to be given the go-ahead by the council.

Morris Homes lodged the application for the second phase of Rivington Chase, which is being developed by asset management firm Bluemantle Group alongside partners including Bolton Council, Homes England and Network Rail. 

The homes, a mix of detached, semi-detached and mews properties as well as six apartments, would be built on a 40-acre plot to the north of the site. 

Emery Planning is the planning consultant for the latest phase and Astle Planning & Design is the architect. 

Rivington Chase is located between Horwich town centre and the Middlebrook Retail Park. 

Bolton Council approved the Loco Works masterplan, designed by Cass Associates, in September 2015. The first phase comprised of 112 homes built by Bellway and is now complete. 

A £12m link road, approved last August, is planned to connect the site to Middlebrook Retail Park, Horwich Parkway railway station, and Junction 6 of the M61. 

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