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Project Overview

We have advised Bolton Wanderers FC, and their parent company Burnden Leisure, on a wide range of transport planning matters for over 10 years.

Most recently we provided transport planning advice to the Middlebrook masterplan proposals which will provide improved sports and leisure facilities on the site of the Bolton Arena in addition to providing improved and extended football academy facilities including a new indoor facility adjacent to the Arena.

The masterplan planning application included circa 32,500 sqm of B1 development adjacent to the Reebok Stadium.

Our Approach

We negotiated resolution of all highways and transport matters in relation to this application with both the Highways Agency and the local highway authority, Bolton MBC.

Prior to determination of the application a revised mix of development was proposed which replaced B1 development with a mix of residential, retail, hotel and A3 and again we successfully negotiated a resolution of all transport matters with the Highways Agency and Bolton MBC.

The modest package of highway works and contributions agreed is documented in the supporting planning officers report to the planning committee at which the proposals were approved.