PUBLIC INQUIRY

Below is a summary of the timetable for the Public Inquiry.  Please be aware that this will be subject to changes as the Inquiry progresses.  It will be updated as and when required.

The full and more detailed programme (.pdf file) is available here.

Dates: 1 October - 16 October 2019

Venue: The Town Hall, Victoria Square, Bolton, BL1 1RU   How do I get here?

(Held in the Festival Hall on the first floor; enter by the Albert Hall entrance ONLY.  A lift is available for those who need it).  

Application Ref: 00997/17

PINS Ref: APP/N4205/V/18/3208426

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Members of the public, wishing to speak at one of the public sessions, MUST register on the first day (1 October).  If you cannot be there to register, you can nominate someone else to register for you but they will need to provide your name, your address, and what you are going to talk about, i.e. pollution, wildlife, farms, etc.

 

You will be allowed to speak for between three to five minutes. You will need to provide five copies of your speech so that all parties have a copy to read.  

If you want to say something but feel a bit shy, you can ask someone else to speak on your behalf.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

There are two sessions scheduled for the public to speak, which will take place on:

  • Wednesday, 2 October at 7pm

  • Thursday, 10 October at 3pm

WEEK 1

TUESDAY, 1 OCTOBER

10am - 1pm

Opening

Karen Ridge, Inspector

Opening Statements

Russell Harris QC, Peel

 

Matthew Dale-Harris, Bolton Council

Peter Dixon, HEART

2pm - 4pm

Economic Impact and Legacy

Andrew Tong, Peel witness

 

Examination in Chief

Cross Examination

4pm - 5pm

Ecology and biodiversity

Francis Hesketh, Peel witness

Examination in Chief

Cross Examination

WEDNESDAY, 2 OCTOBER

10am - 3pm  (Lunch 1pm - 2pm)

Economic Viability Considerations

Derek Nesbitt, Peel witness

Joe Welch or Murray Lloyd, Bolton Council witness

3pm - 5pm

Golf Course Design

Ross McMurray, Peel witness

Examination in Chief

Cross Examination

7pm - 9pm

Objections

Members of the public can make an objection.

THURSDAY, 3 OCTOBER

12pm - 4pm  (Lunch 1pm - 2pm)

Landscape and Visual Impact

Rebecca Knight, Peel witness

Examination in Chief

Cross Examination

4pm - 5pm

Representative from Peel

Richard Knight

Examination in Chief

Cross Examination

9.30am - 12pm

Ecology and biodiversity

Francis Hesketh, Peel witness

Examination in Chief

Cross Examination

FRIDAY, 4 OCTOBER

10am - all day

Hulton Park site visit

WEEK 2

TUESDAY, 8 OCTOBER

10am - 4pm  (Lunch 1pm - 2pm)

Heritage

Dr Chris Miele, Peel witness

Examination in Chief

 

Cross Examination

4pm - 5pm

Conditions and Section 106 Agreement

First session

12pm - 4pm  (Lunch 1pm - 2pm)

Historic Landscape

Adrian Wikeley, Peel witness

Examination in Chief

Cross Examination

WEDNESDAY, 9 OCTOBER

10am - 12pm

Transport Highways

Steven Eggleston, Peel witness

Alaistair Johnson, Bolton Council witness

12pm - 5pm  (Lunch 1pm - 2pm)

Planning and Planning Policy

Stephen Bell, Peel witness

Examination in Chief

Cross Examination

THURSDAY, 10 OCTOBER

10am - 3pm  (Lunch 1pm - 2pm)

Planning and Planning Policy

Emma Lancaster, Bolton Council witness

Examination in Chief

Cross Examination

3pm - 5pm

Objections

Members of the public can make an objection.

FRIDAY, 11 OCTOBER

10am - 10.30am

Various Matters

Paul Haworth, HEART Chairman

Examination in Chief

Cross Examination

10.30am - 5pm  (Lunch 1pm - 2pm)

Landscape and Heritage

Christopher Gallagher, HEART witness

Examination in Chief

Cross Examinations

WEEK 3

TUESDAY, 15 OCTOBER

10am - 5pm  (Lunch 1pm - 2pm)

Planning and Planning Policy

Jackie Copley, HEART witness

Examination in Chief

 

Cross Examinations

WEDNESDAY, 16 OCTOBER

9.30am - 1pm

Planning Conditions, Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), and Section 106 Agreement

2pm - 5pm

Closing Statements

FIND OUT HOW TO GET TO BOLTON TOWN HALL

BY CAR:

There are several car parks near Bolton Town Hall.  Click here for details.

BY TRAIN: 

It's just under a 10-minute walk from the Bolton train station to Bolton Town Hall. Click here for directions from the station. 

 

Find out more about rail services via National Rail Enquiries.

BY BUS: 

There are several bus routes that pass near Bolton Town Hall.  Click here to plan your journey.

 

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