former Riverside School, Hive Homes, p planning documents

Riverside School was demolished in 2015. Credit: via planning documents

Bury primed to approve 131 homes

Hive Homes wants to build 90 houses on the former Riverside High School site, while Morris Homes is planning to deliver 41 properties off Springside Road.

Officers have recommended that Bury Council approves both schemes at its planning committee meeting next Tuesday.

Former Riverside High School

Application number: 69233

Hive Homes is eyeing the six-acre plot off School Street to deliver 90 houses.

The MCK Associates-designed scheme would provide 78 three- and 12 four-bedroom homes, 22 of which would be affordable.

Each house would have two off-street parking spaces.

The brownfield site is part of the former Riverside High School grounds, partly occupied by special education facility Millwood School.

Also accessed off Abden Street, the land is now vacant following the school’s closure and subsequent demolition in 2015.

Bury Council’s cabinet then signed off the plot to Hive Homes in October 2021 and the LK Group remediated the site ready for construction in the same year.

The decision on plans for the former Radcliffe school as the council launches a consultation on its proposals to build a new school on the site of the town’s current leisure centre.

Hive Land & Planning is the planning consultant for the residential scheme. The project team also includes Eddisons, Edge Consulting Engineers, Bowland Tree Consultancy, PDA Acoustic Consultants, and LK Group.

Springside Road

Application number: 68055

Morris Homes wants to build 41 houses on the four-acre greenfield site in Walmersley.

Astle Planning & Design is behind the scheme, which would deliver a range of detached, semi-detached, and terraced properties.

Proposals feature 10 two-, 13 three-, and 18 four-bedroom homes, including 10 affordable houses.

There would be two access points to the development, one from Springside Road and another from Burnley Road.

Iceni Projects is the scheme’s planning consultant. Also on the project team are Barnes Walker, Harttron, United Environmental Services, Pell Frischmann, and E3P.

Also up for approval at the meeting is the council’s own £20m flexi-hall.

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Incorrect, one access for all vehicles on and off this site onto Springside Road. No infrastructure considered whatsoever. Large culvert relocation close to existing houses- no details of the risk to properties and how it will be achieved. Over 100 plus cars from these two sites directly onto springside- not forgetting the 260 plus houses being built on the Old Road opposite at the junction on Walmersley Road. They care not. All as out ridiculous target and money

By Anonymous

Too much traffic on Hutchinson way trying to get onto the main road with all the asda traffic. Would need to reopen school street.

By Anonymous

Radcliffe needs a high school before more housing!

By Anonymous

This council is trying to ruin this area, all political, they did not listen to any objections raised.

By Anonymous

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