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Have your say on town centre masterplans

Bolton Council is creating masterplans for Horwich, Little Lever and Westhoughton.

Consultation on the proposals for each area starts on 27th January 27, and finishes on 23rd February.

Drop-in events are taking place in each area and local residents are being encouraged to go along to the following drop-in events and have their say –

• Horwich Library – Wednesday 29th January, 3pm to 7pm & Saturday 1st February, 10am to 2pm
• Little Lever Library – Wednesday 5th February, 3pm to 7pm & Saturday 8th February, 10pm to 2pm
• Westhoughton Library – Wednesday 12th February, 3pm to 7pm & Saturday 15th February, 10am to 2pm

They are following the lead from Farnworth, whose masterplan was approved last year.

A pot of £16m has been allocated to support all four district town centres.

Steering groups, chaired by local councillors, have already met in each area to discuss ideas to shape the proposals.

Urban regeneration specialists BDP have now drawn up initial proposals following discussions at group meetings, as well as at stakeholder meetings with local residents, councillors, businesses and partners.

Proposals include suggestions around redeveloping the high street, improving pedestrian access, and creating new town centre homes.

Full details can be found online at;