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Consultation Opens on Church Wharf

Consultation has been launched today on the multi-million-pound comprehensive redevelopment of Bolton’s Church Wharf area.

We are officially opening the document for comments on 22 January and would like to speak with any businesses in the area that are directly affected, as well as other key stakeholders. Consultation closes at 4pm on 2 March.

Part of our £1 billion Bolton transformation programme, Church Wharf proposals include hundreds of homes and a new pedestrian route along the River Croal. The Supplementary Planning Document provides design guidance for the redevelopment of the area, which includes land bounded by St. Peters Way, the River Croal, Manor Street, Bank Street and Folds Road.

Ebrahim Adia, Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “This document will guide the regeneration of Church Wharf, which is a key gateway into Bolton town centre.

“It is also one of our five key sites in our masterplan, and we are already speaking to developers and investors about the area, and talks are progressing well.

“We will now consult all key stakeholders and affected businesses, and any comments that are received will be taken into consideration before the document is finalised and adopted.”

Once approved, the guide will be used with developers in discussions on drawing up detailed proposals for the area and will also be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.
From 22 January, a copy of the draft planning document will be available online.

Paper copies can also be viewed at Access Bolton in Bolton Town Hall and Bolton Central Library on Le Mans Crescent.

Please email any comments to, or post them to:

Church Wharf SPD Consultation
Planning Strategy
3rd Floor
Town Hall

All comments should be received no later than 4pm on Friday 2 March.

Please contact us on 01204 333218 for more information.