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Watson Homes wants to deliver 136 apartments where Radcliffe Swimming Pool once stood. Credit: Google Earth

Hive and Watson get go-ahead in Radcliffe 

Dan Whelan

Bury Council’s cabinet has signed off land sales to the housebuilders that will see the creation of 225 homes in the town. 

On Green Street, Watson Homes wants to deliver 136 apartments, 75% of which would be available for shared ownership.  

In addition, the development could feature 13,000 sq ft of commercial space.  

The proposed site was previously occupied by Radcliffe Swimming Pool and is identified as part of the 2020 Radcliffe SRF for a gateway development of medium-scale, up to six storeys in height.  

A planning application for the project is expected in December.  

On School Street, Hive Homes, a joint venture between 10 registered providers and the GMCA, is progressing plans for 89 three- and four-bedroom homes on the site of a former grammar school.  

Extensive groundworks at the site have already been carried out, funded by £882,000 from the GMCA.  

The development could generate £158,000 a year in council tax, according to Bury.  

Work is due to start next March and conclude in 2024. 

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How come this is a priority before a High School !!

By Angel69

It seems to be building housing for more council tax is a priority over school and development of Radcliffe

By Car hayes

Shared ownership is a pernicious financial arrangement and a millstone and shouldn’t be promoted. Take the cladding issue, typical SO own only 25% of the leasehold (not freehold) but are responsible for 100% of the remediation costs plus other significant charges that are often exploited by management companies. Should be recognised as a financial strand of modern slavery and outlawed, as should leasehold generally. That said, doesn’t surprise me Bury Council would be a cheer leader for it.

By Ian Hayes

That’s all bury council want more expensive 3 and 4 bedroom houses. Do you not understand we need less of these. More coffers for bury that will not filter back to Radcliffe.

By Billy

What happened to the leisure centre promised when the baths was demolished

By Chris

Why does it take so long to get a school built ??
Odd priorities when this one will ultimately see more children living in the town.

By Anonymous

They better get a move on with the planned school and another one to accommodate all these extra children that will be living in the area .

By Susan Hopkinson

What happened to the leisure centre and civic centre promised

By Jill

Bury council screwed Radcliffe people again. A new pool should.
Be built on that land. Bury councillors bloody disgrace. Radcliffe people don’t want all these houses and flats. They will pull down the centre but they will not build another, they will put more bloody houses there.

By Gill

I do not agree with the plans. Radcliffe is already at a standstill when it comes to traffic. Doctors, healthcare and dental services are already oversubscribed. You have no plans as to what you are going to do to manage the traffic in that area. With new houses comes increased traffic. There is no school, no replacement of the leisure centre. No thought given to the current residents or the problems that will be encountered with the additional pressure on the roads and services.

By Clare Brennan