Planning: More greenbelt destroyed by Whitefield Mercedes dealership

I’ve written about the various planning applications submitted by the Mercedes dealership on Manchester Road many times before. I am again dismayed to see that the council have done nothing about the continued destruction of trees and green spaces by LSH Autos, who own that particular Mercedes franchise. The following planning application has been approved:…

New planning application – Unsworth (Hollins)

The following planning application has been received by Bury Council for a development in Unsworth ward. Change of use from church hall (Class D1) to office with store and workshop area (Class B1) Open for Comment Unsworth Methodist Church, Hollins Lane, Bury, BL9 8AW Ref. No: 62667 | Received: Wed 04 Apr 2018 | Validated:…

Whitefield Mercedes dealership plans to build on Unsworth nature reserve

Not content with demolishing three perfectly good cottages to make way for 20 “customer car parking spaces” LSH Auto Properties (UK) who own the dealership on Manchester Road have submitted a further planning application for 22 “staff car parking spaces”. This is before the original planning application for customer car parking spaces has even been…

Planning application update: Unsworth Smile Clinic appeal refused

Back in March I wrote here about the refusal of a planning application by the Unsworth Smile Clinic to extend above their existing property located at the Unsworth Pole. Since then, the applicant has appealed to the Government’s Planning Inspectorate and the decision to REFUSE has been upheld by the Government. I am sure local…

Update: Castlebrook High School planning application submitted

I recently attended the consultation event held at Castlebrook High School where the plans for a rebuild of the new school were showcased. The Shaw Education Trust have now submitted their planning application to Bury Council and the plans can be viewed by following the link below. I would be interested to hear what local…

Planning application update/resubmission: Hathaway Road

In February I mentioned a planning application on Hathaway Road which received a number of objections. The application has now been significantly adjusted and re-submitted to Bury Council, as I suspected it might be. The details can be viewed on Bury Council’s planning portal by clicking on the link below. Detached games room and new…

Castlebrook High to be re-built, public consultation event details

Proposals have been announced by Castlebrook High School that they intend to re-build the school main building on a new, adjacent site and demolish the current building. Citing the need for newer and more modern facilities, the plans include a new building, new car parking but retaining the existing sports block, construction centre and all-weather…

New Planning Application: Demolition of houses on Manchester Road

A new planning application has been submitted to Bury Council by the owners of the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Whitefield. LSH Auto Properties (UK) Ltd via their Agent Terence O’Rourke Ltd have submitted a proposal to demolish two cottages on Manchester Road (numbers 853 and 857) which adjoin each other and are located next to the…

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Phase 2 DELAYED

GMCA have agreed to delay the Phase 2 consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework until September. The full report considered by the GMCA is here (it’s not very detailed). (Page 25) Highlights are: The report considered by Council officers says: “The current published timetable provides for consultation on the Publication Plan in June/July. In…

Planning application update: Hathaway Road

The following planning application has been withdrawn. There were 8 public objections. It would not surprise me if the application was modified and re-submitted at some point. Detached games room/gym with external platform – 23 Hathaway Road, Bury, BL9 8EG Ref. No: 61116 | Received date: Thu 09 Feb 2017 | Status: Withdrawn | Case…

Walk-In Centre Closures “Paused”

Councillors in Bury have been written to by Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) informing us that the closure process of the Prestwich and Bury Walk-In Centres is now “paused”. At present the closure proposal, which had been agreed by the CCG, has been going through its formal consultation stage, but the CCG has announced…

“It’s time to scrap GMSF” says Mayoral Candidate

JANE BROPHY, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of Greater Manchester, is calling for the Greater Manchester Spacial Framework (GMSF) to be scrapped. The GMSF process will only go ahead if all ten councils in Greater Manchester and the newly elected mayor vote in favour of it. If any one of the eleven deciding vote…

Council Starts process for Bury Development Plan

Bury Council has issued a Notice of Intention to begin the development (for the third time) of a development plan for Bury – this would replace the existing saved policies of the Bury Unitary Development Plan. A Local Plan is a plan that is drawn up to guide and manage future growth and development (such…

New Planning Application: 83 Hillsborough Drive

Just to let residents know about a new planning application in Unsworth. Please just let me know if you have any queries. Two storey extension to both sides and rear and demolition of existing garage – 83 Hillsborough Drive, Bury, BL9 8LF Ref. No: 61104 | Received date: Mon 06 Feb 2017 | Status: Application…

Planning application update: Unsworth Smile Clinic

Regular readers of my blog and weekly newsletter will remember that I have written several times about planning applications submitted by the Unsworth Smile Clinic currently located at Unsworth Pole next to the medical centre. I blogged about their latest attempt to secure permission for a third floor extension here at the end of January…

Walk-In Centre Closure Formal Consultation

Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group is now formally consulting the public on the closure of Prestwich and Bury Walk-In Centres. The Governing Body of NHS Bury CCG have agreed a ‘redesign of urgent care services’, which includes closing the Walk-In Centres at its last meeting – following the initial public consultation.   Members of the…

New Planning Application: Randale Drive

Just to let residents know about a new planning application in Unsworth. Please just let me know if you have any queries. First floor extension at side – 26 Randale Drive, Bury, BL9 8HZ Ref. No: 61092 | Received date: Thu 02 Feb 2017 | Status: Application registered | Case Type: Planning Application