Plans unveiled to transform football club land into sustainable housing

Developers seeking to build ecofriendly housing in an area that belonged to a former football club have revealed their latest plans.

Last month saw the plans to construct the sustainable homes rejected following multiple objections, but a revised application is now with planners. The scheme aims to build five cutting-edge homes using Passivhaus principles on land based just off School Lane in the Edgworth district of Bolton, Greater Manchester.

The current plans focus on land that was once the Hob Lane school playing fields before it was closed in 1985. Up until 1996, the desired site for development was then used by Turton Football Club to hold matches.

The developers commented that the application intends to offer large sized high-quality family homes and added:

“It will bring forward a range of economic, social and environmental benefits, which – when read together – represent sustainable development that should be welcomed by the Council. The application site is a suitable and accessible location for housing, well located to the remainder of Edgworth as a recognised sustainable settlement.”

The updated application now introduces a series of adjustments to the plans in response to concerns from both the Greater Manchester Ecology Unit and the highways department of Lancashire County Council. Among the changes are the inclusion of designated visitor parking bays at the new development.

Architects in Macclesfield, Bolton and other towns in the UK must focus their designs on not only a buildings purpose, but who will be using it, ensuring it accommodates all their needs.

Posted by Mark
March 17, 2020

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