Exciting new development plans submitted by DPP’s Manchester office, on behalf of Muse Developments, which will transform the Church Wharf area of Bolton have been approved.
The £150m scheme will create a new riverside neighbourhood in the heart of Bolton town centre and see the development of up to 352 homes, a new hotel, commercial offices, and leisure and retail opportunities.
The planning application, made and supported by DPP, assisted by other consultancies, was approved following a period of consultation on the key benefits of the proposal earlier this year. The development initiative will deliver new homes in Bolton town centre, create permanent employment opportunities and construction jobs, and deliver a significant boost to the local economy.
The Bolton 2030 Vision aims to create a vibrant place, with strong cohesive communities, successful businesses and healthy residents in a town that is welcoming and a place that is ‘Active, Connected and Prosperous.’ Church Wharf is identified by the Council through its Town Centre Framework as one of 5 key intervention and regeneration areas in the town centre which will be promoted so as to secure delivery of new housing, a vibrant town centre, new leisure and commercial opportunities and a more attractive and better-quality environment. Specific developments proposed and now granted at Church Wharf are supported through the Church Wharf SPD (2018) as a residential-led comprehensive regeneration and will support wider objectives in the Bolton Visitor Economy Strategy and Bolton Economic Strategy.
DPP is pleased to be associated with and strongly supports this initiative. DPP Director John Francis said that:
The granting of the Church Wharf scheme, which is the first to be brought forward under Bolton Council’s comprehensive plans to regenerate the town centre, is a bold and incisive step towards delivery of the Council’s wider vision for its regeneration.
David Burkinshaw, Development Director (North West) Muse Developments confirmed that:
DPP provided expert planning advice and related services throughout and greatly assisted in successfully delivering planning permission for this major regeneration project. The DPP team worked proactively to meet our objectives of delivering a complex scheme on a constrained site, and within programme and in budget.