The 205 new homes at the Rivington Chase scheme will be a mix of detached, semi-detached and mews housing.
The family properties will enhance the existing landscape features and commemorate the site’s heritage by regenerating the distinctive red brick appearance of the former Loco Works buildings.
As well as the new homes, the planning approval allows the construction of the new link road to be accelerated, with Bellway expected to begin construction of the northern section in early 2022.
The link road will connect the site to Middlebrook Retail Park, Horwich Parkway Railway Station and Junction 6 of the M61. This will improve access to the site and provide infrastructure to minimise congestion on roads.
Heritage proposals for the landscaping of the Community and Heritage Core were submitted to Bolton Council earlier this month. The designs outline how key heritage artefacts from the former Loco Works can be incorporated into the series of pocket and memorial parks.
They will incorporate extensive open spaces that surround the properties, including cycle paths, footpaths, and green spaces for the enjoyment of residents.