B&E Boys overcomes planning obstacles in Bacup
Lancashire based developer B&E Boys Ltd has been granted full planning permission by Rossendale Council to build 33 family homes in Bacup.
The greenfield site is next to a grade 2-listed building and has been the subject of several unsuccessful planning applications by the developer since the mid 1990s and its development has faced strong opposition from the local community throughout the period.
The successful application involved proving the technical difficulties with developing the site, affecting and securing a reduction in the amount of money to be paid to the authority, deviating from the normal policy. The Council’s policy on greenfield land was also proved to be out of date, benefiting B&E Boys’ argument on new housing.
Manchester based planner Hourigan Connolly was instructed to manage the planning application, Beverley Moss, senior planner at Hourigan Connolly said: “This grant of planning permission will result in the delivery of 33 high quality family homes by a well-known local developer. The development will bring about significant economic, social and environmental benefits for the borough including measures which could help secure the viable re-use of the adjacent listed building.”
Peter Boys, Director at B&E Boys Ltd, said “Hourigan Connolly provided us with the right advice from the outset and we are delighted that a site earmarked for development by the company for over 20 years can now deliver much needed new homes in the near future”.
Industrial and commercial development is set to commence again on company owned Waters Meeting Bolton site next year where plans are to build over 150,000 sq foot for sale or to let to meet the growing demand in the area.
B & E Boys have industrial and commercial property to let in the North West and on competitive terms as well as having their own in house Construction Company and House Building Division.
B & E Boys is a family run business and has been trading for over 50 years and carries out construction from small to large projects, for both public sector and private enterprise. Clients include Burnley College, National Trust, local Authorities such as Bury Metro Council, Stockport Council, Rossendale Borough Council, health care for NHS and Private Healthcare providers Ramsay, as well as numerous developments in residential and industrial/ commercial arenas. B and E Boys are CITB and NHCB members. The Company also undertake design and build projects.
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