Lostock Sports Club - decision set to be made on move
The application — submitted by Persimmon Homes North West — is for a mix of town houses, semi and detached family homes in Lostock Lane.
Also going before the planning committee is another application — also from Persimmon Homes — to build a new home for Lostock Sports Club, as the housing development site includes land previously used by the club.
The plan is to relocate the sports club in Chew Moor Lane and sets out provision from Persimmon to provide a new clubhouse, football, rugby and cricket facilities.
The new sports facilities will be ready by the end of May 2014.
Lostock Sports Club is asking for both proposals to be passed — as development on the Chew Moor site must begin immediately so admission to the Bolton and District Cricket Association for 2015 can be fulfilled.
The application to build the homes has received a number of objections from concerned residents, who are worried about increased traffic, more on-street parking and the number of drivers that might use the nearby Ox Hey Lane.
At a meeting of Horwich Town Council last month, councillors agreed to recommend that the plans are passed as long as a traffic examination takes place to look at access issues, as well as the condition to secure the new facilities for Lostock Sports Club.
In his report, planning officer Mr Berry recommended that the plans for the 135 dwellings are approved subject to a number of conditions.
One of the conditions of approval is that no building will take place on the site, or no more than 80 dwellings can be built (whichever is reached first) until a site for the new Lostock Sports Club has been “satisfactorily completed and handed over to the club.”
In the separate application for the new Lostock Sports Club planning officer Alex Allen has recommended approval subject to certain conditions.
Five objections have been made by neighbours, who are concerned about increased traffic, noise and light pollution, litter, the impact on wildlife and the potential for crime in the area.
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