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16 Feb
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A New Bus Station for Rawtenstall

NJL Consulting submitted a full planning application for a new bus station and offices (Use Class B1) on the site of the former Valley Centre in Rawtenstall, Lancashire.  The application was submitted on behalf of The RTB Partnership, a joint venture between Rossendale Borough Council, Together Housing Group and Barnfield Investment Properties Limited. 

The development forms the first phase of the regeneration of the former Valley Centre site, which lies at the heart of Rawtenstall Town Centre and is the key regeneration priority for Rossendale Borough Council.  The development proposed will create a modern building with a bus station facility operating from the ground floor, including ancillary retail uses, and an office operating at first floor level.  The proposals meet Lancashire County Council’s operational requirements for the bus station and create a development that complements its Conservation Area location.

NJL Consulting prepared a Planning and Regeneration Statement to set out the planning case for the development and its regeneration benefits.  NJL also submitted a request for a Screening Opinion, co-ordinated the technical reports required and submitted the application.

Image used courtesy of DAY Architectural Ltd

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