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Hulton Park: MP Says Nothing Has Changed Despite New Housing Minister

Locals MPs and campaigners had written to the new home secretary Sajid Javid when he was housing minister about the plans for a new Ryder Cup Golf Course on the site.

The plan for the course and more than a thousand homes were given the go ahead in March by Councillors.

However campaigners and local MPs called on the then housing minister Sajid Javid to intervene and look at the case.

Following the resignation of Amber Rudd on Sunday night Mr Javid was moved to the home office to replace her and James Brokenshire was brought in as the new housing minister.

Bolton West MP Chris Green who has been campaigning against the development said

"Initially I would think this will make no difference as a new secretary of state has to be in position for some time to asses the law and cases and come to a conclusion about what needs to be changed.

"Sajid Javid, one of his last acts earlier this year was to deliver £12 Million of investment in brownfield sites in Bolton West which is what residents want.

"Brownfield sites not greenbelt."

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