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.
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.