Masterplans and development frameworks

Masterplans and Development Frameworks outline future development aspirations for a specific area or site.

Masterplans generally cover wider areas, such as town centres, and set out a cohesive vision for future regeneration, growth and investment. Whilst fulfilling a similar role, development frameworks tend to cover specific sites and establish the broad parameters to guide the future development of a site. For example, it may establish broad urban design principles and guidance on the scale and massing of new development.

In Bury, masterplans have been developed to support the regeneration of several of our town centres, namely:

  • 'Bury but Better' Town Centre Vision and Development Strategy (2009);
  • Radcliffe Town Centre Masterplan (2010); and
  • 'Love Prestwich Village' Town Centre Development Strategy (2009).

These masterplans have been adopted by the Council as material planning considerations in dealing with planning applications.

Going forward, the Council are also keen to use development frameworks as a way of promoting key sites and providing greater certainty to developers in terms of what the Council's aspirations are for the site's development.

The current town centre masterplans can be viewed below.


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