Eshton sought outline consent to redevelop a 33-acre site between junctions 9 and 10 of the M65. Credit: via planning documents

Mixed fortunes for Burnley industrial developers 

Eshton’s 538,000 sq ft warehouse development off Accrington Road was granted consent by the local council, while Monte Blackburn’s 106,000 sq ft scheme off Magnesium Way was refused.

Eshton sought outline consent to redevelop a 33-acre site between junctions 9 and 10 of the M65 that is allocated for employment uses. 

The site bounds the western edge of the Network 65 business park, where buildings occupied by Glen Dimplex are located. 

Burnley Council planning committee approved the project in line with officers’ recommendations.

Meanwhile, Monte Blackburn, the development company headed up by the Issa Brothers, was unsuccessful in its bid to build Titanium Park. 

The scheme, comprising 106,000 sq ft across three units, is part of the Burnley Bridge industrial scheme. 

Monte bought the nine-acre plot from Eshton last year. Eshton has developed 750,000 sq ft of industrial space at Burnley Bridge, let to occupiers including Exertis and Fagan & Whalley. 

This story has been updated to correct a planning result.

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