A new major industrial development which could create up to 1,500 jobs has been granted approval by Bolton Council with the decision being referred to the government and Secretary of State for approval.

The Harworth Group and the team behind Logistics North have put forward a proposal to build a 100,000 square-metre site west of Wingates Industrial Estate.

Harworth Group’s Head of Planning, Stuart Ashton, said the company wants to continue to invest in Bolton and build on the success its Over Hulton site.

““We think the proposed development would have a substantial positive effect on the local economy in terms of construction, permanent jobs and investment. It will allow Bolton businesses to expand and it will provide significant improvements to highways infrastructure.””
Stuart Ashton, Harworth Group’s Head of Planning