Plans to Transform Mountheath Industrial Estate
Acting on behalf of AM Ventures 1, HOW Planning has submitted an outline planning application for a new mixed-use development in Prestwich, Bury.
The site, located on Mountheath Industrial Estate, comprises a number of single storey, industrial and warehouse buildings struggling to compete with more modern purpose built accommodation in the region. The plans propose the demolition of all existing structures and the development of a residential-led scheme with high-quality and flexible employment space.
The 5 hectare brownfield site has access to a number of leisure, retail and employment opportunities in the local area; and will make a significant contribution to the Council’s housing land supply.
Says Matthew Robinson, Senior Planner at HOW Planning: “It is our client’s vision to create a high quality and sustainable mixed-use development which will significantly add to and improve what is currently a struggling and underused site. The proposed scheme will help to bring a number of economic, social and environmental benefits to the local area and Bury as a whole.”
The plans incorporate the construction of up to 160 new homes and circa 3,000 sq.m of modern employment space as well as significant improvements to the junction of George Street and Bury New Road. The site is well served by public transport and is close to Prestwich Town Centre which provides a range of shops, services and amenities to serve both the new housing and potential new businesses.
A spokesperson from AM Ventures 1 adds: “The new homes and employment space outlined in our proposal will add to the community in Prestwich helping to further support local businesses and services. We are looking forward to the decision and are hoping we will soon be able to progress with the scheme and move the development to the next stage.”
Image courtesy of David C Smith Architects