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All the big planning applications under consideration in Greater Manchester this week

More town centre re-generations are on the horizon this week, as councils look to spruce up our town centres.

Town centre regenerations and makeovers are the biggest planning applications being brought to the forefront this week.

Both Bolton and Bury councils will soon have to make a decision on transformative plans for Bolton and Whitefield town centres.

The old bus station site in Bolton could be welcoming 206 new homes if plans are approved.

Then Whitefield is searching for a ‘new heart’ as locals are asked for their ideas on what would be a community led regeneration.

Here is a breakdown of each borough’s submitted planning applications this week.


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The balconies plannned for the blocks in the approved plans will not be part of the buildings if the changes are approved

Cost cutting at 206-home Moor Lane development could lead to ‘substantially different’ buildings

A major under construction town centre housing development faces ‘viability issues’ with the developer wishing to make design changes to cut costs.

The Moor Lane development on the site of the former Bolton bus station behind Le Mans Crescent is currently being built, bringing 206 homes to the town centre in four apartment blocks and rows of townhouses.

In amended plans set to go before Bolton Council’s planning committee next week, developer Moor Lane Bolton Developments Ltd is seeking to remove elements of the approved plans including balconies and decorative brickwork from two six-storey blocks it has yet to start building.

Bury planning applications

24-hour casino plans town centre move as current building set to be demolished

A town centre’s 24-hour casino is set to relocate as its current building is due to be demolished.

The Bury Market Admiral building on Market Street has been in use as an adult gaming centre since 1987. The business, which bills itself as ‘a state-of-the-art casino that offers a truly unique experience’, has submitted plans to Bury Council to move to a unit at nearby Princess Parade.

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The junction at Bury New Road and Pinfold Lane / Moss Lane is highlighted as an

Plans to transform Whitefield town centre include new health centre

Plans for the regeneration of Whitefield include aspirations for a new ‘heart’ for the town – including a new health centre.

Residents and businesses are currently being asked for their views on the latest plans to improve the town. The latest draft proposals follow visits from the government’s high streets task force, and put forward ideas for community led regeneration.

The plans how a new ‘heart’ could be created for Whitefield – in the area from the former library to the former town hall.


Northern Quarter block to undergo major cladding replacement

A major programme of cladding replacement is set to take place at Garden House, on High Street in the Northern Quarter.

The part-six and par-seven storey building has 47 flats which are currently surrounded by ‘combustible cladding’. The works will see this cladding removed, new cavity barriers installed, the replacement of alumnium louvred vents, and swapping wooden balconies for composite decking boards called ‘Mydeck Luxura’.

The external appearance of the building won’t change, applicants Warden Construction added.


School’s plans for a new special needs space

A school in Shaw has submitted plans for a one-story extension to create a dedicated SEN space.

The new plans for East Crompton St James C Of E Junior School on Salts Street include a sensory room and a health and well-being area.

Plans to transform garage into five new homes

A plan could see an existing garage building demolished to make way for five new homes on Linney Lane in Shaw.

Bellway Homes Limited (Manchester) are proposing to replace a garage owned by Linney Lane Motors which they claim is in “decline” due to age with three semi-detached and two detached houses. The development will also feature a publicly accessible green space and EV charging points for residents.


Primary school looking to make roof repair works

A primary school in Rochdale has submitted plans to patch up their roof.

St Mary’s CofE Primary School, based on Oldham Road, is seeking permission from the council to conduct re-roofing, repairs to dormers and cupolas. New gutters and roof protectors to deal with rainwater are also included in the proposals.

Salford planning applications

Historic building could soon be transformed into apartments

A historic building in Salford could be converted into new apartments on the edge of Manchester city centre.

The site at 4 Booth Street is a grade II listed building which has been used as offices but is currently empty.

Plans have been shared to convert the 19th century property into two new homes, each with two bedrooms inside.


No new significant planning applications have been submitted to Stockport Council this week.

The planning applications submitted relate to smaller scale plans such as housing extensions and the cutting down of old trees.


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5G tower could soon be erected in Tameside town

A 20m high 5G mast could be erected next to a pub in Denton.

The mast, which bosses say would provide better phone connectivity to the area around Ashton Road, is planned for the footway next to the White House Inn. Cornerstone is the company behind the application.


No new significant planning applications have been submitted to Trafford Council this week.

The planning applications submitted relate to smaller scale plans such as housing extensions and modifications of already approved plans.

Wigan planning applications

Plans for nine new homes on open spare land

Plans for a nine-home development on the outskirts of Wigan have been submitted. Applicant Kingscrown Land and Commercial, based in Stockport, wants to build seven terraced houses and two ‘cottage flats’ on a parcel of open land at Warrington Road in Abram.

The application tabled on the Wigan planning portal includes parking spaces for residents who occupy the properties.

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