B & E Boys invited onto select panel for Q & A session with Regenerate Pennine Lancashire.
B & E Boys were invited to join a select panel of experts to answer questions on the Draft Planning Policy and its implications on Pennine Lancashire. Barry Dean, Associate Director at B & E Boys joined a panel of experts which included Phil Kelly from Pettys, Caroling James from Trevor Dawson, Simon Prideaux, Head of Planning, Hyndburn Borough Council, Puil Megson, Head of Planning, Pendle Borough Council, and Steve Hoyle, Managing Director of Regenerate Penning Lancashire. The panel was tasked to answer questions from a number of business leaders on topics which included whether the existing planning framework hinder growth, and whether there is a need for changing the way we work.
After lengthy discusion Chris Standish from Regenerate Pennine Lancashire concluded that the changes to the planning system may not lead to significant growth after all and that the Communities and Neighbourhood Planning is a genuine shift in planning policy.
Barry Dean from B & E Boys and formerly of Morris Dean, commercial property agents in Rochdale, has been involved in moving properties from the Boys portfolio forward for regeneration and re-development as part of the Companies long term strategy in particular in Rossendale. B & E Boys own a number of former cotton and shoe manufacturing premises which the company has specialised in breathing new life into and enabling business to thrive in communities such as Waterfoot, Rossendale. However increasing legislative demands and the building age make these properties increasing less popular for business use. B & E Boys and Regenerate Pennine Lancashire are working together to provide a path for redevelopment of the mill sites.