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ISSUE 124 • FEBRAURY 2019 ALSO COVERING ROCHDALE • HEYWOOD AND SURROUNDING AREAS FREE YOUR LOCAL Inde endent BOLTON BURY Follow us on Facebook: yourlocalindependent J2 M66 Tel: 0161 253 6520 BL9 OBJ Over 350 stalls open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday “Traditional shopping in a modern environment” Seeded Lawn Turf Indian Stone Paving Railway Sleepers Decorative Gravels Hardwood Logs Building Sand Concrete Flags Wood Products Border Soil Decorative Bark KILN DRIED HARDWOOD LOGS ROCK SALT • WINTER GRIT OLD HOLTS FARM, ROADING BROOK RD, HARWOOD, BOLTON BL2 4JD 01204 883733 / 01204 888555 Turf, IndianStone &Landscape Supplies Follow us on @OldHoltsTurf OldHoltsTurf A RUNDOWN ‘gateway’ to Bolton town centre is set to be transformed in a £150m development, including hundreds of new homes, a hotel and a park. Known as Church Wharf, the area runs alongside the River Croal from St Peter’s Way to Bank Street. Bank Street, which leads to Bolton’s shopping heart, is largely an eyesore row of boarded-up old shops and bars. Industrial buildings and wasteland lie in the area in between, which all stands in the shadow of Bolton Parish Church. The council however said the ambi- tious project would breathe new life into the area, with shops, offices and a bar or restaurant also set to be built. Muse Developments said it expects to submit a planning application with Bolton council in the spring. A consultation for residents to have their say has now been launched. The regeneration plans would bring a ‘distinctive new area of the town in an at- tractive riverside setting’. The plans include a total of 320 homes – townhouses and apartments from one-bedroom to four-bed homes. One aim is to ‘open up’ the river so the public would be able to would through a new riverside park. There’s also plans to build a new foot- bridge linking the site to Bank Street, with a walkway through the ‘river park’ to attract visitors. Muse Developments is working in partnership with the council to regenerate the site and Church Wharf is part of the town hall’s masterplan to trans- form the town centre worth £1bn. Cllr Ebrahim Adia, deputy leader of Bolton council, said: “Church Wharf is a key gateway into Bolton town centre and one of five sites in the council’s bil- lion-pound town centre masterplan. “Creating a new neighbourhood at Church Wharf will help regenerate the town centre and breathe new life into the area. We’re supporting this vision with £100m direct investment to fund the key infrastructure needed to deliver import- ant town centre sites including Church The £150m Church Wharf scheme could see a new hotel built (Image: Muse Developments) Vision of the future Wharf.” Two drop-in consultation events will be held at Unit 11, at Crompton Place Shopping Centre in Bolton on January 25 between noon and 6pm and January 26, from 10am until 4pm. LEE LANE PETS Lee Lane, Horwich. Tel: 01204 692938 FOR ALL YOUR PET NEEDS Faulty, Broken or Steamed-up Double Glazed Units replaced into any type of frame. From £20 per unit 01204 385499 BOLTON GLASS AND GLAZING INSIDE: SPECIAL VALENTINE’S FEATURE PAGES 15-19