Pub­lic meet­ing to be held over plans for green belt site

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A DE­VEL­OPER will at­tend a pub­lic meet­ing to lay out pro­pos­als to de­velop a green belt site.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Cum­ber­birch and Son Lim­ited have ap­proached mem­bers of Bolling­ton Town Coun­cil with pro­pos­als to build on land the firm owns at Hall Hill in Bolling­ton.

Mem­bers of the Cum­ber­birch fam­ily, which has op­er­ated the Cum­ber­birch and Son Lim­ited build­ing firm since 1900, will at­tend a meet­ing of the plan­ning com­mit­tee later this month with their agents to talk about the plans.

The town coun­cil is draw­ing up a neigh­bour­hood plan for Bolling­ton and has re­ceived ap­proaches from de­vel­op­ers who are keen to de­velop ar­eas of land in the town.

The land at Hall Hill is green belt so the town coun­cil is ex­pect­ing a lot of in­ter­est from res­i­dents and has or­gan­ised a pub­lic meet­ing to take place at Bolling­ton Cross School to ac­com­mo­date ev­ery­one who would like to at­tend.

The land, if de­vel­oped, would have an ac­cess onto Hen­shall Road.

Town clerk David Nay­lor said: “We’re draw­ing up a neigh­bour­hood plan and de­vel­op­ers can come and put ques­tions to the group about their in­ten­tions to de­velop sites in Bolling­ton.

“A de­vel­oper came to us about de­vel­op­ing the top end of Hall Hill and will present pro­pos­als as to what it could look like if de­vel­oped.

“It’s fairly big and could ac­com­mo­date a few houses.

“Be­cause it’s green belt we’re ex­pect­ing a good deal of in­ter­est in the pro­pos­als from res­i­dents in Bolling­ton.

“All our meet­ings are pub­lic and this is purely an ex­ploratory ses­sion and a chance to lis­ten and ask ques­tions.

“No plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion has been sub­mit­ted yet for the Hall Hill site.”

Mr Nay­lor and the town coun­cil want res­i­dents to be aware that it’s early days for the pro­pos­als and the meet­ing is part of the process nec­es­sary in draw­ing up a neigh­bour­hood plan and work­ing with de­vel­op­ers.

He said: “The land is in the green belt and can only be de­vel­oped in ex­cep­tional cir­cum­stances but as part of the neigh­bour­hood plan process de­vel­op­ers have a right to put pro­pos­als forward.

“If we don’t en­gage with de­vel­op­ers in this way the neigh­bour­hood plan in­spec­tor could de­cide that we have not en­gaged fully with all in­ter­ested par­ties.

“This meet­ing should not be con­strued as the town coun­cil or the Neigh­bour­hood Plan Group be­ing sup­port­ive of de­vel­op­ing Hall Hill.

“No de­ci­sion will be taken at this meet­ing, it is a lis­ten­ing and ques­tion­ing event only.”

The pub­lic meet­ing will take place on Tues­day, June 21 at Bolling­ton Cross School. To find out more about re­cy­cling news­pa­pers con­tact: The Newsprint & News­pa­per In­dus­try En­vi­ron­men­tal Ac­tion Group (NNIEAG) on 01793 889637 or

●● Land at Hall Hill in Bolling­ton which Cum­ber­birch and Son Ltd hope to de­velop for hous­ing

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