BXB moves towards planning with High Peak housing
Strategic land business BXB has commissioned Nexus Planning to submit an outline planning application for 165 residential units at the ten-acre former Bridge Mills site in Tintwistle in the High Peak.
The former landfill site was bought for an undisclosed sum from receiver KPMG in October 2016, having lain redundant for the last decade despite previous owner SCC having a consent in place for 81 dwellings.
Gary Goodman, director of BXB, said: “Our project team moved quickly to achieve a planning submission after securing the site. Our pre-application discussions, community consultation and discussions with the local members have been extremely positive, therefore we made an early decision to move forward quickly and present our planning submission as there is a real desire to see this former landfill remediated and brought back into productive use.
“If our planning submission is approved, High Peak Borough Council will be able to draw down their New Homes Bonus from central government, plus the new homes delivered on site will take development pressure off sensitive greenfield sites, while a key section of the Trans Pennine Trail will also be provided. We hope to secure a positive planning decision so remediation works can commence in the summer of 2017.”
Liverpool-based BXB was launched in July 2016 by ex-English Partnerships and McCarthy & Stone man Goodman.