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Plans for the £40m Radcliffe Enterprise Centre go in front of Bury Council's planning committee next week. Credit: via planning docs

Bury to decide on enterprise centre, supported living, 57 homes

There are three eye-catching items all recommended for approval on the agenda for the council’s planning committee next week.

Here is what Bury Council’s planning control committee will be deciding on when it meets on Tuesday, 9 July.

Radcliffe Enterprise Centre

Bury Council is looking to convert the existing Radcliffe library into an 8,100 sq ft coworking facility, off Stand Lane.

If approved it would be remodelled to include a series of bookable offices ranging from 170 sq ft to 345 sq ft.

There would also be 2,500 sq ft of communal space, another 500 sq ft reserved for hotdesking, and a 420 sq ft meeting room at the £40m facility.

Designed by Ryder Architecture, it is being funded from the authority’s successful £20m Levelling Up Fund bid.

To view the plans, search for application reference number 70578 on Bury Council’s planning portal.

Supported living

Great Places Housing Group is looking to deliver 18 supported living apartments and 25 dwellings at Kemp Heaton Avenue, between Bury Cemetery and the Peachment Place extra care apartments.

This includes the construction of a vehicle access point and associated parking and landscaping.

The intention is to create a supportive living housing estate close to Bury town centre, providing a safe and secure place for those with disabilities to live.

Proposals show a mixture of eight bungalows, seven dwellings and 10 cottage flats.

The bungalows and two-storey dwellings would be adjacent to the main access road.

The flats would be two-storey in height, with a one-bedroom flat on each floor. A total of 52 car parking spaces would be created as part of the development.

AEW Architects, Hive, Campbell Reith, Eddisons, Saville Landscape, Professional Consult, E3P, Mulberry, Anderton Gable, and Hargreaves are on the project team.

The plans can be viewed by searching for application reference number 70015 on Bury Council’s planning portal.

57 homes

Eccleston Homes is behind the residential development plans for the former Mondi paper mill on Holcombe Mill, off Bridge Street in Ramsbottom.

They are looking to build 57 dwellings on the seven-acre site after the demolition of all but three buildings and a chimney being retained as part of the Ramsbottom Conservation Area.

This would provide a mix of terraced, semi-detached, and detached homes ranging from one- to four-bedrooms, and 137 parking spaces.

Plans also cover the development of a substation, public open space, landscaping, and the layout of internal estate roads and footways.

Lichfields, Ascerta, SCP, JPM Acoustics, Enzygo, and BETTS Geo feature on the project team for this one.

You can view the plans by searching for application reference number 70222 on Bury Council’s planning portal.

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Planning meeting on Tuesday 9 JUNE???

By Anonymous

    Hi anonymous, this has been amended.

    By Rory Sheehan

You need to do some better picture research. The image you have of the ‘Radcliffe Enterprise Centre’ is actually the proposed/finalised design of the new HUB in the town centre. Radcliffe Library facilities will move into the HUB once completed.

By Gareth Davis

    Hi Gareth, apologies – the picture has now been changed.

    By Rory Sheehan

I think the picture heading the article relates to the new Civic Hub rather than the Enterprise Centre which will be a refurb of Radcliffe Library?

By Anonymous

    Hi anonymous, apologies – the picture has now been changed.

    By Rory Sheehan

It’s about a time Radcliffe get some attention. Over the past 20 years everything was going to Bury leaving Radcliffe in despair state.

By Be

Just what we DONT NEED.
More empty offices that will never be used, sitting empty but costing more and more money just to maintain them . So this is labours great idea to create jobs.😡

By Anonymous

Very good I like it

By Mambu Mpaka

Good idea. This was originally a Blackpudding factory.

By Eric

Need hub finished 1st b4 starting this so no disruption to library and services until can move

By Anonymous

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