Residents meet over Smithills plans
11:20am Sunday 5th August 2012 in News
Jones Hopes has applied for listed building and planning approval to transform the grade II listed building into eight homes which the company says will prevent it from rotting or falling into disrepair. The plans, along with proposals to build an extra 21 houses on the surrounding land, will be considered at a special planning meeting of Bolton Council later this month.
But members of the public, Civic Trust and councillors have objected to the proposals.
Last night’s public meeting, held at Smithills Sports Centre, was chaired by ward councillor and leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Cllr Roger Hayes. He told the audience: “The main issue is to find out what you think. I know a good number of people are very worried about this.”
• Read a full report about the meeting in tomorrow’s Bolton News.