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The web magazine of Bury Planning Services

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  • shows you how you can become more involved in the planning process; and
  • offers tips and help on how you can find out more information to help with your proposals

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Planzine - Edition 14 (April 2017)

News spotlight

Your views sought on Bury's new Local Plan

We are starting the process of producing a new Local Plan for Bury and would like your views on the issues and policies it should contain.

Whilst the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework covers key issues for the borough such as housing supply and protection of environmental assets, Bury still needs a plan at the local level to provide policies and proposals on more detailed subjects such as affordable housing and the design and layout of development.

This is your opportunity to shape your Local Plan at the outset. Comments are invited until Monday 17 April 2017 at 5pm. More details are available our Bury Local Plan web page.


Permissions in Principle and Brownfield Registers

Brownfield development sites

Legislation from the Government will be introduced later this month which brings into force a new 'Permission in Principle' consent for housing-led development on sites allocated in new Brownfield Land Registers. The Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) Order 2017 will be in place on 15 April and the duty for local authorities to keep a Brownfield Land Register will come in a day a later.

Permissions in Principle (PiPs) are designed to speed up housing delivery but are not a planning permission and will be subject to a further technical details consent. Bury Council, as with all local authorities, will be required to produce a Brownfield Land Register by the end of 2017. The legislation is available at - The Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) Order 2017.

Bury Planning Services are up for accolades

Rob Thorpe receiving his award

High standards of service by the Council's planning and building control staff have been recognised by two national awards ceremonies for 2017.

Bury's Head of Building Control, Rob Thorpe, has been crowned the 'Superstar of the Year' for the North West Region in the Local Authority Building Control Superstar Awards. Among the many glowing quotes received from his peers, Rob was noted as a 'keen public servant to Bury' with a 'dedicated approach to customer service' and was specifically commended for his 'essential response and co-ordination of flood damage and relief efforts'.

Meanwhile, Bury's Development Management Team have been shortlisted in the Planning Magazine Awards 2017 for 'Local Authority Planning Team of the Year' for consistently high standards of performance in relation to speed of decisions. The ceremony takes place in June in London.

Major applications - have your say

Major applications
AddressApplication numberProposal
Former 'The Brandlesholme' Publice House, Brandlesholme Road.6110310 dwellings

You can view the plans and submit comments on the above application by searching for the relevant application number in our Planning - Applications site.

Next committee

Tuesday 25 April, 7.00pm at Bury Town Hall. Visit Planning control committee meetings.