Peel Land and Property is delighted with the decision by Bolton’s planning committee to approve this ground-breaking scheme, which offers a sporting facility of international quality and reputation at Hulton Park. This positive move by the committee is a huge step forward in our shared vision of bringing the world’s third largest sporting event – the Ryder Cup – to Hulton Park, with huge economic and social benefits for the people of Bolton.
Greater Manchester is already home to many iconic sporting and cultural venues, in keeping with its growing global status. We believe that the Hulton Park development and the huge potential of the Ryder Cup would greatly enhance Manchester’s international standing in the sporting world. The strategic fit for Bolton Council is immense – investment and tourism; jobs and skills; sport, recreation and health; heritage and biodiversity, new homes and transport infrastructure.
The process for selecting and awarding the next Ryder Cup venue is due to commence after this year’s event in September, which is being staged in Paris. The Government, specifically UK Sport and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, wants to bring the Ryder Cup to England as part of its national Sporting Future strategy. Hulton Park is in a strong position. It has the right site and the right masterplan, the right location in a part of the country where nothing similar exists, with Peel as the delivery partner.
It has a distinct advantage in being a new, bespoke venue, specifically designed to meet the ever-growing needs for course specification and tournament staging. Today’s decision means we can now progress our business planning and work closely with the European Tour prior to the selection decision later in the year.
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