Springside Barratt Homes p. planning doc

Barratt Homes and Urban Springside want to transform Springside Mill, which closed in 2007. Credit: via planning documents

Former Blackburn paper mill set for resi overhaul

Urban Springside has teamed up with Barratt Homes to progress its plans for Springside Mill in Belmont, seeking planning permission for 116 homes 10 years after the site was first earmarked for development.

The developer acquired the 30-acre site in 2013 and was granted planning permission to remediate the land in the same year, in order to prepare it for redevelopment.

Work to clear the site has already begun. New proposals would see the remaining derelict industrial buildings and warehouses demolished to make room for 116 homes.

The scheme would provide a mixture of mews, semi-detached, and detached houses, featuring 40 three-, 64 four-, and 12 five-bedroom properties.

Homes would range from 800 sq ft to 1,600 sq ft in size.

Each house with four or more bedrooms would be provided with three car parking spaces, the rest would have two. Two cycle spaces would be delivered for each home.

The 19th century paper mill closed in 2007 and the site is now allocated within the Blackburn and Darwen Local Plan for residential development for up to 120 dwellings.

Pegasus Group is the scheme’s planning consultant.

Also on the project team is transport consultant SCP, ecological consultant ERAP, and landscape architect PDP Associates.

To find out more about the plans, search for application number 10/22/0928 on Blackburn with Darwen Council’s planning portal.

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Although in Blackburn with Darwen this site have strong appeal given its access to Bolton/Manchester as well as Pennine Lancashire. The site is also in a beautiful area

By George

Just don’t mention the slightly dodgy dam and large amounts of contaminants on site.


DMT, do you mean the dam at dingle, or the one for the pond on site? Agreed about the contamination as it was mentioned in planning, and it used to be a bleach works, talked with at least 1 local who said the ground pollution will be a problem for developers.

By John

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