The Allocations Plan identifies sites that can be used for development and land that should be protected until 2026. It consists of two parts:

The Allocations Plan follows the planning approach of the Core Strategy and is part of the Local Plan.

The Allocations Plan was adopted on 3 December 2014

As a result of the adoption of Places for Everyone on 21 March 2024, Bolton’s existing Policies Map will be modified to show the re-designation of three areas of Green Belt for employment at Bewshill Farm, Chequerbent North and land at West of Wingates.  Additional Green Belt has been designated at Horwich Golf Course; its planning status changing from Protected Open Land. Until this map has been updated please refer to the adopted Places for Everyone Joint Development Plan for detailed boundaries of these sites.