Peel Holdings have submitted a planning application to Bolton Council which would see a golf course, a hotel and 1000 homes built in the area.
The developer claim the plans, if given the go ahead will bring jobs to the area and stimulate the economy.
Hulton Park is a 645 acre hidden private estate. Having been home to the Hulton family for nearly 1,000 years, it was acquired by Peel in 2010 when the estate was brought onto the market.
Richard Knight, Planning Director at Peel said
“The Hulton Park project is a unique once-in-a-generation opportunity to sensitively restore a lost historic park into a world class golf destination."
"It’s a perfect fit for Bolton and Greater Manchester, using investment in sporting venues and major events to boost the local economy, provide new job opportunities for local people, increase participation in sport and improve community access for recreation."
"The new homes are an essential part of the project and will help meet local needs. We have taken our time to listen and address all the issues that have been raised, with the aim of delivering a positive and lasting legacy.”
But there is local opposition to the plans from locals who don't want to see green belt lost.
Sandra Hesketh from Hulton Estate Area Residents Together said
"Why this developer should get power to release green belt and grade two listed park land and areas of special scientific interest"
"We can just let it go forever"