Lilibet Gardens street scene

Housebuilder Ashberry Homes has purchased just over 16 acres of land in Bolton for a new residential development.

The site, which was formerly farmland, is located off The Fairways in Westhoughton.  Planning consent has been granted and following the legal completion of the land, the housebuilder has made an immediate start on site.

Located directly next to Bellway’s current Royal Bowland Park development, Ashberry Homes is continuing with the royal theme and this new development will be known as Lilibet Gardens.

Providing 119 new build homes, Lilibet Gardens will offer a range of two, three and four bedroom homes, each with private rear gardens and off-road parking, the properties planned will appeal to a broad spectrum of buyer.


The development itself has been designed to be landscape-led.  Ashberry Homes has retained field boundaries, hedges and ponds, and there is a public footpath running through Lilibet Gardens that leads out into the countryside.  The site neighbours a golf course too.

Ashberry Homes worked with solicitors Lichfield Reynolds LLP on the planning and Chester-based APD (Astle Planning & Design Ltd) on the design of the development.

Grace Yarlett, Sales Director at Ashberry Homes, comments: “We’re thrilled to have acquired more land in Westhoughton.  The plans for Lilibet Gardens are superb.  The selection of two, three and four bedroom homes are excellent, and the development has been created so that is landscape-led, meaning it features green spaces, ponds and footpaths, making it an attractive place to live, just on the outskirts of Bolton.”

In addition to the new development, Ashberry Homes has made several significant Section 106 contributions to the locality, including £395,000 towards education, £138,800 towards highways and a payment of £5,000 to public rights of way.  There will also be 35% affordable housing.

Ashberry Homes will release for sale the first properties at Lilibet Gardens this month, two showhomes are scheduled to open early 2024, with first occupancy also planned for early 2024.