Published: Wednesday, 6th Nov 2019

Innovative plans to develop new homes for Bolton residents have been shared at a housing summit.

The ‘Housing Delivery Plan’, the council’s ambitious plan for building housing for the future, was shared with more than 20 developers, investors and housing associations at Bolton Town Hall on Monday (November 4).
The blueprint has been produced by Bolton Council together with Bolton at Home and Bolton Community Homes which is a partnership of housing associations, private landlords, and community and voluntary groups.
It identifies the needs and aspirations of Bolton residents and the types of new housing that will be required to meet them.
The plan also explores the challenges and solutions for accelerating delivery of housing in the borough for all types of housing, and sets out 11 points to address the shortfall in new homes.

Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr David Greenhalgh, said: “We want to work with developers and investors to build good quality, safe and warm homes that meet the needs and aspirations of our communities.
“We have already made significant strides in our £1.5 billion town centre masterplan - providing new homes is a significant part of this programme to create new communities and a sense of purpose within our town centres.
“We want to work with developers on a range of home ownership initiatives, and proactively work to bring forward development and land on brownfield sites.
“We mustn’t forget though that houses are not just bricks and mortar; they are places where people feel safe and build their lives and put down roots.
“Building enough homes of the right type and in the right locations, which people are proud of, is a key priority for the council.”
View the plan here.