The big developments submitted across Greater Manchester this week

All the latest notable planning applications from across all ten Greater Manchester boroughs.
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A number of new housing developments have been tabled across Greater Manchester this week.

A total of 256 new homes could be approved in different boroughs in the city-region. The largest application comes in Trafford where plans for a 159-home apartment block has been mooted. 

The other applications are smaller in scale in terms of housing numbers but repurpose currently disused buildings.

Here is a look at the different applications borough by borough.

Bolton

Listed town centre office building could be turned into flats

A listed office building in Bolton is the subject of plans to convert it into six apartments and bedsits.

The building is on Wood Street in Bolton town centre. The premises are currently empty, but the previous use was as an office over the ground, first and second floors.

New young persons’ centre to be created in area where nearest youth club is more than two miles away

An empty building in a neighbourhood miles away from the nearest youth club is to be transformed into a young persons’ centre.

Acorn House, on Back Deane Church Lane in Deane, Bolton, has been approved by Bolton Council to become a ‘Be The Change’ centre. The project was founded in 2015 by Daniel Sukula, who has been a leader in youth development in Bolton since 2015.

Bury

Changes to prominent Prestwich building planned after bank closure

A prominent Prestwich building is set for changes after closing as a bank branch last week.

The NatWest branch on Bury New Road, closed on October 18 after the rise of online banking led to a drop off in footfall at the branch. In a planning application published by Bury Council this week the bank has requested permission to return the building to its pre-existing state following the branch closure.

Nursery and ‘forest school’ to be built on former pub car park

Planning permission has been given for a new nursery and forest school to be built on the car park of a former pub.

Tiddlywinks Nursery Group intend to build the new private day nursery, an outdoor forest school and play area at the former Roach Bank Inn site, Croft Lane, Hollins, Bury. The majority of the site was the car park and access to the pub, which closed in 2014 and has since been converted into a plastering training centre with residential accommodation.

Manchester 

More flats could be coming to Cheetham Hill

Plans for 12 new flats would bring new homes just 500m away from Manchester Victoria station.

APG Park Place Ltd wants to build the one-bed contemporary flats in the Cheetham Hill area. The Park Place site would not see the building demolished as the flats would be created within, if plans are approved.

Oldham

Replacement of radio mast with an even bigger one

A 12.5m communications tower at Saddleworth Golf Club in Uppermill could soon be replaced by an even bigger tower. 

Telecoms company KTL want to install a 20m Valmont tower at the Ladcastle site in order to improve electric telecommunications in the area. 

Rochdale

Controversial plan for new homes in Littleborough seeks to move forward

A plan to build 61 new homes on land to the west of New Street in Littleborough is seeking to move forward after complying with past coal mining activity at the site. 

The developer instructed an environmental consultant to issue a report along with enabling work strategy for the proposed development. Residents previously protested against the plans due to concerns over increased pressure on local roads and transport.

How homes to the west of New Street, in Littleborough, could look. Credit: MPSL Planning and Design/Russell Homes.How homes to the west of New Street, in Littleborough, could look. Credit: MPSL Planning and Design/Russell Homes.
How homes to the west of New Street, in Littleborough, could look. Credit: MPSL Planning and Design/Russell Homes.

Salford

No new planning applications have appeared on the Salford planning portal this week.

Stockport

New plan for Princes Street shop in Stockport town centre

A shop on a busy high street in Stockport town centre could soon be revamped under plans submitted to the council. 

The former National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline charity shop on Princess Street will become a new dentist if the planning application is successful. Located near the Merseyway Shopping Centre, the planned new dentists will have eight rooms for patients spread across the ground floor and first floor, as well as a reception, a waiting area, and an office for staff, according to the designs.

Tameside

Former century-old mill could soon be turned into apartments

A century-old former mill in the ‘heart’ of Ashton-under-Lyne could soon be transformed into new apartments. 

Plans have been submitted to Tameside council to convert a building which was formerly part of the Good Hope Mill complex on Cross Street into 18 flats. The building was originally part of a large leather manufacturing complex established in the 19th century by William Ruttenau and Company.

Shipping container for new classroom space

Ashton Central Mosque has applied to install five shipping containers on the edge of the former garage site to the rear of the mosque on Hillgate Street.

Three of these would be used as extra classroom and teaching space, with two being used for stage at the mosque.

They need to be on site before the end of 2023, the Ashton Central Mosque Charitable Trust states.

‘Mixed use building’ to replace old pub 

A new two-storey building could be constructed on a plot of land next to the Mason Arms on Stockport Road in Denton.

Under the plans by S.Rahman Development Ltd there would be two shop units on the ground floor, with two apartments on the upper level.

Since being submitted 11 objections have been lodged.

Trafford

More than 150 new homes set for Pomona Island as apartment blocks planned

CGI image of plans for new flats on Pomona Island. Credit: Peel L&PCGI image of plans for new flats on Pomona Island. Credit: Peel L&P
CGI image of plans for new flats on Pomona Island. Credit: Peel L&P

More than 150 new homes could come to Pomona Island in the coming years, new plans show. 

Peel Waters, a subsidiary of the Peel Group which owns the Manchester Ship Canal, is behind the development — which will sit between the aforementioned ship canal and the Bridgewater Canal. The scheme will have 159 new flats spread across two towers.

Outside bar and pizza area fashioned out of shipping containers planned for popular canal-side pub 

Owners of a prominent canal-side pub and restaurant in Sale want to replace its outside bar and pizza outlet so they can expand.

Middleton-based brewery J W Lees plans to build a new, bigger outside bar and pizza dispensing hut comprising of two shipping containers 40ft and 10ft in length which will be joined together in the existing beer garden. If approved, new lighting and posts and a bin store will be also be installed

Wigan

Huge college rebuild on the cards

Wigan and Leigh CollegeWigan and Leigh College
Wigan and Leigh College

Wigan & Leigh College could be getting a huge overhaul after plans for a rebuild of their Parson’s Walk campus have been tabled.

The redevelopment project seeks to demolish the Wigan School for the Arts building and the main college building and replace it with a state-of-the-art learning environment for students.