Useful Links

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  • Planning
  • Bolton Council
    Access information on Council services including local planning and environmental issues.
  • Planning Aid - North West
    Experienced planners offering impartial advice give up their time to help individuals and groups with planning issues or concerns.
  • Empty
    Site dealing with the huge numbers of vacant properties in the UK, regeneration and best value. Did you know that there some 12,000 vacant properties across Greater Manchester, nearly 1,600 in Bolton?
  • Wigan Council
    Access information on Council services including local planning and environmental issues.
  • Land Registry
    For information on property prices and ownership - you can search by area, postcode or address.
  • Planning Resource
    Website for Planners with information about policy and planning news.
  • Community
  • Westhoughton Community Network
    Information about community groups, events and news.
  • Bolton CVS
    Bolton-wide hub for community support, training, grants.
  • Report a Street Problem (Bolton Council)
    You can report possible hazards on the roads and footpaths to Bolton Council. Online form covering: Street lights; Potholes & damaged paving; Flytipping; Obstructions; Graffiti and Flyposting.
  • General Interest
  • These websites may save you money, answer a problem…

  • Money Saving Expert
    You will have seen 'expert' Martin Lewis on numerous consumer programmes championing the cause of the consumer. Visit the site and you'll find a community of money savers sharing their discoveries and experiences. Subscribe to the regular newsletters, visit or join the various online forums - save yourselves some money!
  • Trading Standards (Bolton Council)
    Government body dealing with consumer issues - righting wrongs, bringing those that take advantage into line.
  • Faulty Goods (The Law)
    Information on the current legislation and your rights concerning the Sale of Goods and Faulty Items.
  • Say No to 0870
    Have to call a non-geographic phone number - check here for cheaper or minutes-included landline number.

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Related Links

Further information and reading related to main content.

Current Activity

Development sites up for planning approval or approved. Westhoughton Current Sites.

Planning Search (Bolton Council) - search by reference number, postcode, ward or single line of an address.

'My Bolton' - searchable 'My Maps'… navigate to desired area, select 'Planning' / 'Applications by year' / click pop-up 'ref' to view planning application.


Westhoughton Town Council - info
Meetings take place fortnightly, Monday evenings currently held at Library. Planning matters usually discussed on a monthly basis.
Upcoming: 9 March (7pm) [Planning]

Bolton Council Planning Committee - info
Thurs, 2 April (2-6pm)
Thurs, 23 April (2-6pm)
Council Chamber
Minutes/Info of all Council Meetings can be found on the Meetings Calendar - look for Committee of interest, date and click on link for info, minutes and decisions.