Plans for a £1bn redevelopment of Bolton town centre have been approved by councillors today.
The masterplan contains proposals to redevelop the town centre by creating 1,800 new homes, 7,400 new jobs and generating economic activity worth an additional £412 million over five strategic sites.
The areas identified are: Trinity Quarter, Cheadle Square, Crompton Place, Church Wharf and Croal Valley.
Included in the plan are proposals for a new hotel, office block and a multi-storey car park that could be built at ‘Trinity Gateway’.
The council is already in talks with NCP about the car park. A new pedestrian route through Trinity Quarter is also proposed, anchored by open space via four interlinked squares.
Cheadle Square will be developing housing and apartments on the former bus station site.
While on Queen Street there are plans to create a student housing and a mixed used development to complement cultural venues such as the Octagon, Museum and Library, and establishing a pedestrian route between the Town Hall and Le Mans Crescent with Queens Park.