Monthly Round Up September
Since our last issue, the team at NJL have remained busy and have continued to support clients on a range of exciting projects across the country. The team has had a number of application approvals and have made several planning submissions for a range of projects. This newsletter gives you a synopsis of our activities over the last 6 weeks.
Former Hartshead Power Station, Stalybridge
Mark Saunders and Rachel White submitted a planning application on behalf of Casey Group for the redevelopment of the former Hartshead power station in Stalybridge. The site, which is within the Greater Manchester Green Belt, comprises a disused power station and railway sidings. The applicant has worked proactively with relevant consultants and council officers to develop a scheme which will remediate the power station, clean up the land and deliver 162 homes, including affordable housing, to enable the development. At the heart of the scheme will be a new country park that will offer high quality green spaces to local people. The submission of the application is a culmination of 5 years of hard work between the applicant, NJL and the Council to agree a development scheme that would remediate the old power station whilst delivering high quality housing.
Van Gough Alive
Working on behalf of Active Sport Entertainment, Elliott Bullock and Annabel Partridge are pleased to have submitted a full planning application for an exhibition gallery at the Piazza in MediaCityUK.
The decision to bring the event to the heart of MediaCityUK builds upon the exhibition’s global appeal which has attracted over 6 million visitors across 60 different cities. Van Gogh Alive is currently touring the UK, with the first event opening in October 2020 in the Birmingham Hippodrome, followed by Kensington Gardens in June 2021.
Working in partnership with MediaCityUK and The Lowry, the event promises to make a significant positive impact on the tourism and cultural offer within Salford Quays, at a time when the arts sector has never faced such unprecedented challenges in light of the pandemic. Other key benefits will include the provision of employment opportunities and education programmes for local schools.
With the event due to open in October 2021, NJL were tasked with swiftly pulling together an application submission within 4 weeks. We are proud to have provided planning advice on this unique project and look forward to working with Salford City Council through the determination of the application.
Pemberton Reserved Matters
NJL has recently submitted a Reserved Matters on behalf of Northstone for development of Pemberton Colliery, Wigan. Outline consent was granted in spring 2021 and the team worked efficiently to submit a Reserved Matters Application in June.
The development will comprise a mix of house types to suit a range of demographics including first-time buyers, families and those looking to downsize. In addition, 35 affordable homes will be delivered in a mix of affordable rent and affordable home ownership.
In line with Northstone’s company values, the development will be equipped with smart technology to control heating, lighting, security, music and safety, to help residents save money on fuel bills.
This scheme follows the consent to deliver a new link road (M58) which will run between Foundry Lane and Smithy Brook Road roundabout.