Please note: The Consultation Period for East Lancashire Paper Mill Site closed on 14 February 2018. This page is for information only.
Thank you for visiting our community engagement website relating to re-development of the former East Lancashire Paper Mill site, located to the south of Cross Lane in Radcliffe.
WYG have been commissioned by the landowners Bury Council and Homes England, who are working in partnership to develop a scheme for the site which provides new family homes, open space and sport facilities. Further information relating to the scheme can be found below.
The Site and Proposals
The site was home to East Lancashire Paper Mill, which closed in 2001 and has since been demolished. The site has since been vacant and despite previous planning permissions being granted on the site for new uses by previous landowners, development has not come forward. The proposal is to deliver new homes (including affordable homes) and new public open space and sports facilities. The draft indicative masterplans demonstrates that the site can deliver approximately 440 new homes, and around 7.5 ha of open space, including the relocation of the Cricket Club and provision of new sports pitches. Addressing flood risk has been a key consideration of the design and a new flood attenuation strategy has been developed, in partnership with the Environment Agency, that will resolve flooding issues on the site and downstream.
Further details relating to the proposed development can be viewed here on a series of information boards, which provide details on:
We are keen to hear your views on the proposed development. Please complete this short online survey.
The online survey will be open until Wednesday 14th February 2018. We look forward to receiving your comments and thank you in advance for your feedback.
It is intended that a planning application will be submitted to, Bury Council as the Local Planning Authority, in Spring 2018 for consideration. After submission, there will be an additional opportunity for members of the public to comment formally on the proposed development to the Local Planning Authority as part of the planning application process.