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23 Jan
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Approval at Bury Planning Committee for Land at Chamberhall

NJL Consulting is delighted to announce that it obtained approval at Bury Planning Committee, on behalf of St Modwen Properties Plc, to develop land at Chamberhall in Bury. 

The application comprises of a full planning application for 11,500 sq.m of Use Class B1, B2 and B8 employment floorspace in 14 units on Phase 1 of the development, an ‘oven ready’ employment development plot, Phase 1a, and an outline application for a mix of retail, leisure and employment uses on Phase 2.

This planning application represents an important milestone in bringing forward a Council owned development site that has been allocated for over 20 years, so that it can make a valuable contribution towards Bury’s economy.

Our team has been working with St Modwen and Bury Council to bring forward this site for a number of years.  As part of this role we formulated a planning strategy for the development to explain why a deviation from the site allocation is necessary to bring forward a commercially viable scheme.  The proposals include bringing forward part of the employment allocation for retail and leisure uses and NJL set out a clear delivery strategy to justify their location on the site, supported by a sequential site assessment, as required by the National Planning Policy Framework. 

Matthew Stafford of St Modwen Properties Plc said "NJL has worked successfully to secure the permission and their understanding of the scheme will ensure a quick transition to commencing on site and delivery of the regeneration benefits which is very important to St Modwen."

The proposed development will create much needed employment space in Bury.  There has been strong demand for Phase 1 from potential occupiers who want to including new businesses with a desire for space in the area as well as supporting local businesses with growth ambitions.  It is anticipated that the development should generate in the region of 200-400 jobs, depending upon the occupiers, for the local community. 

The project team includes RPS, Atkins, Hopkins Coates, Rogers Leask, Nolan Redshaw and Pozzoni.


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