Peel submits revised £240m Hulton Park plans

Reducing Green Belt impact and reflecting local aspirations were two of the main focuses in the new plans for the 138-acre Bolton site.

Hulton Park would be an “international sports destination and resort” under the new plans, according to Peel L&P. Its future golf course is shortlisted to host the Ryder Cup in either 2031 or 2035. The Hulton Park masterplan would also provide 1,036 homes, including some that would be designated affordable.

The revised plans pull from feedback from both the Secretary of State in 2020 and a public consultation this summer.

Reacting to comments from the public consultation over a lack of local community spaces, Peel has included allotments into the scheme and the creation of a new Village Hall for Over Hulton. There would also be a health and wellbeing hub created to house a community gym and pool. Peel’s plans call for the creation of flexible food and drink venue Chequerbent Barns as well.

Hulton Park Chequerbent Barns CGIs, Peel L P, C Falconer Chester Hall And Parkinson Inc

CGI of the Chequerbent Barns at Hulton Park. Credit: Falconer Chester Hall and Parkinson Inc

Peel said it would enhance the landscape of Hulton Park with parks, meadows and 15-km of trails and walkways.

“These new plans for Hulton Park have been developed in close consultation with the local community and a number of changes and additions have been made as a result of that feedback,” said Richard Knight, director of land and communities for Peel.

“We’re excited to be submitting plans that would open up over 800 acres of private land for public benefit, to bring many health and wellbeing benefits to people of all ages in Bolton and Greater Manchester, as well as improvements to transport infrastructure and the environment and a mix of new homes to help meet local needs.”

Hulton Park

Peel hopes the venue can host the Ryder Cup in either 2031 or 2035. Credit: via Peel L&P

Knight acknowledged that the plans may still face opposition, but said the company had tried to deal with most of the concerns raised by the community.

“The revised masterplan is a big improvement on a scheme that has already been approved by both Bolton Council and the UK Government,” Knight said. “With many of the principles already accepted, we hope to receive a positive decision and we will continue working with local partners towards positive outcomes for the local area.”

The architects working on the project include Parkinson Inc on the masterplan and LUC on the landscape. European Golf Design has designed the golf course, while Hope Architects crafted the residential schemes. Leach Rhodes Walker is the architect for the hotel clubhouse, Frank Whittle Partnerships for the community facilities and Falconer Chester Hall for the main hotel area and Chequerbent Barns.

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Get it built. The NIMBYs complaining about this won’t even be around to see the day in 2031 or 2035. Complaining for the sake of complaining and holding back opportunities for the next generation.

By New Wave

Next generation.? Don’t make me laugh, the next generation are going to have to be millionaires to afford these. This isn’t about the next generation this is about developers and councillors feathering their own nests.

By Anonymous

I hope they lose, a terrible waste of green belt.

By Observer

The Peel Lot will keep coming back with revised plans and won’t give up until planning is sorted

By Darren Born Bred

Peel have been beaten before more than once…it’s tough but doable. And its essential that people organise if they really want to do it.They have plans to take an awful lot of green belt land from chat moss and Irlam to Mossley common and Worsley. GPS are up in arms as there is no capacity in surgery’s , and yet they are forced to take patients on ,there is no additional infrastructure to cope with sewage and water management and certainly no capacity on the roads in most of these areas. The great fallacy is always the ‘we need houses for our future generations’ blah blah. Well these developments are not it. As one commenter has pointed out , they’d better be loaded, what we are actually doing is condemning our future generations to poorer health by removing all of their green spaces and then charging them a fortune for the privilege. Affordable housing is a very serious issue for this country and it’s not being addressed. Allowing developers free reign on great tracts of green space is not the way to do it.

By AlteredCarbon

So let me understand this…Peel would like to put Atherton on the map creating jobs and prosperity in land we cannot visit or view. Why would anyone object to that..
Remember all the anti busway objectors? Best project ever for the area.

By Fore

Will there be any bungalows for the over 55s built?

By Sue

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