HOW Planning was today (Friday 25 October) hosting a public consultation event to outline plans for the regeneration of the former Horwich Loco Works in Bolton.

The 187 acre site has been allocated for a residential-led mixed-use development in Bolton’s core strategy with a supporting supplementary planning document.

HOW Planning is acting on behalf of Horwich Vision, a partnership between Bluemantle Limited and Orbit Developments.

The exhibition, which will take place from 12 noon – 8pm at Rivington House, located just off Chorley New Road and accessed via the Horwich Loco Works Industrial Estate beside Horwich Fire Station. It will will show draft plans and members of Horwich Vision and the masterplanning team will be present to discuss the proposals.

Horwich Vision’s Simon Isherwood said: “The core strategy fully endorsed the regeneration of the former Horwich Loco works site which has been identified as a strategic site by the council. We are looking forward to sharing the draft plans with the community which will deliver much needed regeneration to this part of Horwich.”

The proposed residential-led development has the potential to deliver a mix of uses including up to 1,700 new homes, community and employment uses, public open space and supporting infrastructure.

HOW Planning is working with masterplanners Cass Associates and CBO Transport.