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BDP, layer.studio and Deloitte have worked on the project. Credit: via Citypress

Bury signs off Mill Gate regen framework

Advanced by Bruntwood and the local authority, the document will guide the redevelopment of 15 acres with the shopping centre at its heart.

Launched in November, the draft strategic regeneration framework was devised by BDP, Layer.studio, and Deloitte, with one of its aims being to deliver 800 town centre homes.

The redevelopment of Mill Gate sits within a wider town centre masterplan with the over-arching goal of bringing forward leisure, hospitality and housing in a mixed-use community hub, with workspace facilities directly accessible from the high street.

The wider scheme also seeks to enhance the surrounding area connecting the Mill Gate and Bury Market, as well as linkages with The Rock.

Bruntwood and Bury Council said they intend to improve the functionality of the public realm and ground floor uses to create a prominent identity for the market and support its long-term success.

This regeneration framework will help to guide future development at the Mill Gate, and its surrounding areas, and will be followed by individual planning applications as each phase comes forward. Further consultations with the public will take place at each stage.

As part of the draft regeneration framework, the joint venture partners engaged with the local Bury community, hosting events showcasing plans for the site, as well as a consultation where local people could share their thoughts on the plans.

Chris Roberts, chief development officer at Bruntwood, said: “Community feedback has been crucial to shaping our Regeneration Framework and we’re really grateful to the people of Bury for sharing their thoughts on the future of the town centre.

“Our plans mark the next exciting step in creating a dynamic and inspiring environment for local residents, businesses, and visitors. We’re looking forward to continuing to work alongside the Council to bring forward a vibrant Bury fit for future generations.”

Cllr Eamonn O’Brien, leader of Bury Council, said: “By embracing this framework we’re poised to unlock the full environmental, economic, and social potential of Bury’s town centre, enriching the lives of residents and visitors alike.

“It’s all about making the most of what Bury has to offer and building a better community for all.”

In terms of town centre regeneration, Bruntwood has an ongoing partnership with Trafford Council to redevelop Stretford Mall and revitalise the historic King Street area and has also worked with Trafford in Altrincham.

Bury Council’s cabinet signed off the revised regeneration framework at its 13 March meeting.

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Perhaps you’d like to start the regeneration by fixing the potholes, cracked pavements, painting white lines on residents parking bays, emptying bins on the arranged days, dealing with the infestation of rats around the interchange instead of squandering vast sums of taxpayers money on your misguided fantasies.

By Mr Angry from Bury

If it isn’t broken, why fix it?
Yet more tax payers’ money to be squandered. Leave well alone.

By H. Lowe

Bury needs to be cleaned up rubbish everywhere. Spend some money where people live . Will low age earner’s be able to afford the housing there.

By Anonymous

I would like to know whe the market hall is opening again

By Mrs simms

So sick of Bury council constantly wasting tax payers money ! I doubt very much that all the so called affordable houses they are building will be anything but affordable, shocking , my daughter and her partner , both in their 30’s will still be living with us for many years to come!!

By Pattysb

Need more disabled toilets with a bed and a hoist for people in wheelchairs theres a wheelchair friendly toilet in the met but no good on first floor if you are desperate besides you have to ask for a key again its not practical

By Anonymous

Usual council twaddle – how they will improve our lives? – don’t believe a word. They got rid of our heritage Hornby Buildings as Debenhams didn’t like them – now they have gone into oblivion despite many Public Petitions against them. Why should we the public, believe this latest dross from the incrowd who have only their own interests at heart?

By I don't believe it

Open your eyes please and clean the place up
We are living in squalor! So much litter/rubbish lying around its a disgrace. Pathways you cant walk on properly for overgrown trees and weeds.
Surely you can see this yourselves when you are out and about?? The place wants money spending on
Maintaining what we have properly!! It’s embarrassing walking around seeing the disintegration of certain area and nobody seems to care.

By Anonymous

Some angry comments from people who don’t know the difference between devastated public funds and private money – it’s the latter driving the revamp – you don’t like potholes or crumbling infrastructure ? Don’t vote for a government that has caused it …

By Johnny

A very necessary redevelopment and please let all areas be undercover .. this will attract more foot traffic. It is terrible shopping between Millgate and The Rock for at least 6-7 month of wet conditions of the year.

By Anonymous

Just meaningless words. Take a lesson from Bolton and Rochdale, if it isn’t broken don’t fix it. Even our green spaces are not safe if the building around Elton reservoir is going ahead. What’s in all this for the Labour Council?

By Just words. If it.isn't broken don't fix it..Take a look at what's happened to Bolton and Rochdale. Also the proposed destruction of green space around Elton reservoir by our Labour Council.

This sounds great but more needs doing to rid the town of litter and flytipping. The roads and streets are a disgrace and the weeds are higher than the railings in some areas. The new road islands also cause heavy traffic congestion and are too complicated. The new cycle lanes are always full of litter and glass. Clean Bury up!

By Dan Moody

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