Details in for 400 homes at former East Lancs Paper Mill
Bury’s largest brownfield site is lined up for a new neighbourhood with a relocated cricket ground and 16.5 acres of open space.
Morris Homes has submitted its reserved matters application for the 22-acre former East Lancashire Paper Mill plot in Radcliffe. Outline permission for the site was granted in 2018 through an application from Bury Council and Homes England. The two organisations chose Morris Homes to deliver the scheme in 2022.
The details included in this latest application include a breakdown of the housing proposed, a mixture of apartments, maisonettes, mews, semi-detached, and detached residences. Of the 400 proposed, 100 would be affordable.
The market houses range from having two bedrooms to four. The majority – 151 homes – are three-bedroom residences.
While the East Lancs Paper Mill site is brownfield, it does include a section of Green Belt. This is where the site’s current cricket ground would be relocated. The cricket club area proposed is eight acres, with English Cricket Board-accredited Club Design crafting the clubhouse vision.
The non-cricket-related open space will be managed by the Land Trust, according to a planning statement by Mosaic Town Planning.
Sports pitches that had been part of the outline application have been done away with, with the exception of the aforementioned cricket pitch.
Woods Hardwick is the architect for the Morris Homes project. Barnes Walker is the landscape architect.
The project team also includes civil engineer Banners Gate, and ecologist Tetra Tech.
Learn more about the application by searching reference number 70284 on Bury Council’s planning portal.