The Rivington Chase development has been granted money from the government’s housing infrastructure fund following a Bolton Council bid launched last year.

The masterplan includes a £12 access road, which would link the 150 acre site with the Middlebrook Retail Park, Horwich Parkway railways station, and the M61. The application to build the road was submitted to Bolton Council in January.

Groundwork has already started on the Rivington Chase scheme, with bricks laid. The first of 104 dwellings are being constructed by Bellway Homes, and will be up for sale shortly.