Introducing progress on the vision for Hulton Park
An inclusive, vibrant community

Hulton Park will comprise the restoration and regeneration of the Park and within it create a championship-grade golf course, alongside a thriving new residential community that incorporates high-quality homes, green spaces and an abundance of community facilities. In response to feedback received in relation to the previous plans, we have taken the opportunity to bring forward a refreshed vision for Hulton Park. It is important to us that we deliver a scheme that works for Bolton.

As such, we have made a number of important changes, which we believe creates an inclusive, well-connected and sustainable development that responds to the feedback received in relation to the previous plans.

Our vision is driven by a commitment to restore and regenerate Hulton Park and open the site to existing residents to ensure that surrounding communities are able to access and enjoy the benefits offered by the development. In summary, the refreshed design incorporates many of the features of the previous scheme, with some new features that seek to respond to feedback from the local community. Hulton Park will be a ‘Park of 3 Parts’ comprising:

Hulton Hall

  • The restoration and regeneration of Hulton Park.
  • An iconic international championship golf course and events destination for Bolton, Greater Manchester, the UK and Europe, including the Hulton Hall Hotel, golf academy, dining and leisure opportunities.
  • Restored and strengthened parkland plantations.
  • A wider choice of places to stay for visitors, such as getaways and hideways, which responds to the growing demand for staycations.

Hulton Parklands

  • An abundance of parkland green spaces accessible to both existing and future residents, including nature parks, meadows and hides, serving as a tranquil, green oasis for the community.
  • An expanded network of recreational routes to better connect Hulton Park to surrounding communities, including an improved Hulton Trail, guided nature and heritage walks, and opportunities for fishing.
  • Safe school routes and enhanced connections for pedestrians, runners and cyclists linking to existing green networks, including Cutacre County Park and Hall Lee Bank Park.
  • A new Health and Wellbeing Hub, encouraging healthy and active lifestyles for residents of all ages, which could support facilities such as a doctors and dentists, gym studios and pools.
  • New outdoors facilities such as a lido, outdoor gyms, training trails and loops, and greenspaces for classes and play.
  • Chequerbent Barns, a new courtyard and recreational hub for accessing the parklands, which could also serve as a flexible community hall for events such as markets and food festivals.


Hulton Park Villages

  • New homes set within a parkland setting, with a distinct village identity providing quality new homes and new community facilities.
  • Delivery of new homes in a range of sizes and styles, including affordable homes, designed to meet a wide range of local housing needs.
  • Creation of facilities such as a new village centre, including a primary school and creche, and local village greens, all within close walking and cycling distance.
  • Provision of walking and cycling routes throughout the proposals to promote sustainable, low carbon living by reducing the need to drive.

Key Benefits

1 iconic international championship golf course and resort, including new hotels

Approximately 1,000 jobs created

Environmental Net Gain

A new Academy and sporting legacy from Ryder Cup

Space for events, including markets and festivals

A new primary school and village greens

A new local centre, with Leisure Hub and recreational trails

Health and wellbeing centre

Low carbon and sustainable homes

Fewer homes in the Green Belt

Extensive areas of green open space

Woodland walks, footpaths & nature parks, connections to wider green networks

Creating a sustainable future for the historic park

New homes, including affordable properties

A new direct link from the M61 Junction 5 through the Estate to North Road

Horticultural Highlights

The scheme presents opportunity to deliver significant horticultural benefits. Planting displays will be situated at key locations around the golf course, providing an attractive and colourful backdrop to tees and greens, which will have a floral impact throughout the year.

The proposals include features such as a Sunken Rose Garden. Inspired by the Red Rose of Lancashire, this garden would be planted with roses to create an elegant setting for the Grade II listed dovecot.

Furthermore, the Walled Garden will be restored with an ornamental design, as well as a focus on producing food for use in the hotel kitchen. The Pretoria Memorial Garden will be preserved and surrounded by a proposed flower rich meadow, creating a natural yet vibrant setting. It is proposed that spring flower trees will be planted around the margins, including cherries, crab apples and hawthorn.

A new native woodland and hedgerow is also proposed to define the boundary between the golf course and the Hulton Trail.

Register Your Interest

If you are interested in the proposals, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please complete the form below to register an interest and we will keep you up to date as the plans progress.

By registering your interest as part of this proposed planning application, you agree that your submission can be passed to the Local Planning Authority as part of the planning application process.