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1 – Transport & Accessibility

Neighbourhood Plan Vision

Horwich is an independent town with a proud history and it is this unique character that our Neighbourhood Plan is looking to preserve. In recent years the development of the Middlebrook Retail and Office Park, The University of Bolton Stadium and the Horwich Parkway Railway Station, together with close proximity to the M61 and West Pennine Moors, have made it a desirable place to live. On behalf of future generations, we must ensure that the very characteristics that have made it so attractive are not lost in the face of increasing development pressure.

Transport & Accessibility

Create a Transportation and Infrastructure framework that meets the needs of our community, both now and for the future.

Objectives

  • Require new housing developments to provide traffic free shared use paths to enable pedestrians, cyclists and anyone with impaired mobility to have connectivity to the Town centre and community facilities.
  • Develop a safe and attractive footpath and cycling network across the town.
  • Use traffic management/traffic calming measures to make roads safer.
  • Seek the introduction of 7.5t weight restriction of HGV’s (apart from access) along the main routes through the Town – Church Street, Lee Lane, Winter Hey Lane, Victoria Road, Stocks Park Drive, Ramsbottom Road, Crown Lane, Vale Avenue and Mason Street.
  • Disability Access – undertake survey of main routes within Horwich in respect to wheelchair / pram / pushchair users and the visually impaired; identify the issues; and implement / seek remedial measures.
  • Seek to retain existing bus services and improve the connection to Horwich Parkway Railway Station.

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PLANNING HAS TENDED TO EXCLUDE, RATHER THAN TO INCLUDE PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES

WE ARE ALLOWING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES BACK INTO PLANNING.

Rt. Hon Greg Clark MP: National Planning Policy Framework (2012)

Horwich Neighbourhood Plan
Over 13.1

Square Kilometers

9

Schools

Over 20,000

Inhabitants