Bury Housing Site Aug 2019

Bury housing site comes to market

A housing site off Walshaw Road is set to hit the market after manufacturer Andrew Industries secured consent to demolish its industrial buildings and replace them with 108 houses.

The site was in active use as a textile mill until March this year, but the manufacturer said the buildings were “simply not suitable for modern manufacturing and as such have no future”.

In their place, the company has secured permission tor 108 homes on the six-acre site, which sits just outside Bury town centre. Gerald Eve advised the company on its application.

Following unanimous approval at Bury Council’s planning committee earlier this week, Gerald Eve’s development team will bring the site to market in the coming weeks.

Harry Spawton of Gerald Eve said: “We undertook wide-ranging technical reports to assess the viability of the site for housing and undertook pre-application engagement with the local community.  The recycling of brownfield sites fully accords with National planning guidance and the thrust of the policies in Buy’s adopted Plan and we are delighted that the committee has given the scheme its unanimous support.”

The team on the project also includes Planit-IE; transport planner Croft; ecologist Tyler Grange; and E3P.

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Will we not be happy until there’s no trees left?

By Rob Martin-Judd

Just trying to get rid of as many trees as possible. It is not like they help create the air we breathe is it…


Great to see redevelopment of Brownfield sites rather than greenfield. 108 homes on 6 acres does seem a bit of a cram them in approach though.

By Brownfield

The amount of land in the proposal that supports arboriculture surely means it isn’t therefore an entirely Brownfield site. Mature trees too, by the looks of it, that no doubt enhance the street scene. I wonder what Tyler Grange, obviously commissioned by the developer, says about this…

By Ken Billwright

There is a very visible memorial tree planted on this site in memory of a lady who very tragically lost her life in the machinery there as she worked. On behalf of local residents, could you advise what is happening with this tree. Thank you.

By Julia Gallagher