Residents said they want more calls for a £240m Ryder Cup golf plan to get 1,000 new homes back on track. Developers Peel and L&P announced yesterday. They would appeal Bolton Council’s decision to reject the controversial Hulton Park plan. Which would include a luxury golf course. Ryder Cup fans can buy Ryder Cup 2023 Tickets from our website.
“Everyone suspects it’s coming, and it would be nice to clarify what’s being appealed to,” said John Bullen. Organizer of the community group About Hulton.
He said, “So being rejected costs us a lot, they said the mansion would open. A rejected proposal has a lot to offer the community let’s open it now. Some events for people to come and watch, let’s do some tours”.
But campaigners such as Hulton Estate Area Residents Together (Heart) remain opposed to the move. Saying the plan relies too much on Bolton’s bid to host the Ryder Cup in 2031 or 2035.
Sandra Hesketh’s HEART Secretary Says: “It’s not surprising, it’s what Peele always does when he loses. But we know our arguments are correct nothing has changed.”
She added: “The Ryder Cup is not guaranteed but they are arguing about the special circumstances of the Ryder Cup, HEART has fought long. The residents don’t want it, and the council doesn’t want it, and hard for this, we don’t want it. It’s a cash cow for Peel and they’ll milk it.”
The company said it had listened to feedback since the proposal was rejected by Bolton City Council in February and hoped the revised proposal would win the community round.
Planning and Strategy Director Richard Knight
Planning and Strategy Director Richard Knight at Peel L&P said. “We have already received planning permission to redevelop and restore Hulton Park. Following the approval of the Secretary of State in 2020. So we are very disappointed that Bolton Council is reviewing our review and has rejected an improvement plan. As it receives more local feedback, it really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in Bolton and improve the region.”
“We remain committed to supporting development investment of this magnitude will only happen. If Hulton Park is a Ryder Cup winner as we know how much it will bring to Bolton and the North West.
“These include better housing choices, more jobs, wellness facilities, a community-wide golf academy, improved transportation, and new health.
“We want locals to be proud of what their town has achieved and support these revised plans. It’s a determined plan, but Bolton deserves it and needs it as an opportunity. Like these don’t come around every day and the benefits last a lifetime comes along.”
Peel L&P has acknowledged that the project is contingent on acquiring. The rights to host the Ryder Cup tournament in 2031 or 2035.