According to Bolton Corporation Housing Minutes 1958, initially the bungalow and flat development were to be half-timbered, to complement the houses on Green Way and Hall i’th’Wood Museum. Plans at this stage involve developing 78 units.
1961, plans are drawn-up for the development, finally shown to the
Committee 1962, by the Borough Architect Mr K M Baxter. Artist impression shown above.
There was also provision for a Warden’s accommodation on Green Way, now converted to a residence. Original plans for this property included; “a common room capable of being partitioned, kitchen, laundry and drying room, visitors room and cloakrooms.”
Various tenders were won; with concrete floors supplied by Musker Bros, Swinton and Fireplaces and surrounds by Harry Mason & Sons Ltd, Bolton. And the tender to build the flats and bungalows went to G & J Seddon Ltd, Walkden at a cost £191, 306.
A directive received 1963 from the Ministry of Housing and Local
Government stipulates that “it was not desirable to use the dwellings for old people only, but that a reasonable portion should be let to younger people