Planning projects

Since Bury Metropolitan District Council was formed in 1974, its Planning Service has delivered a large number of projects, many of which originated from proposals of its development plans. They range from town centre improvements to support for the East Lancs Railway. From reclamation of old industrial sites to organising business events to consolidating ancient monuments.

Current projects are listed below. If you are interested in past projects, contact us or the Archives Service.

  • Development opportunities

    Find out about housing, employment and town centre development opportunities across the borough.

  • Masterplans and development frameworks

    These documents outline future aspirations for specific areas or sites and have been produced for some of the town centres.

  • Regenerating Radcliffe

    The Council's commitment to the continued regeneration of Radcliffe remains one of its highest priorities.

  • East Lancs Railway Trust

    The East Lancashire Railway (ELR) opened as a heritage railway in 1987 and now operates along a 13 mile route between Heywood, Bury (both in Greater Manchester) and Rawtenstall in Lancashire.

  • Burrs Country Park strategy

    Burrs Country Park is a significant attraction in Greater Manchester with a range of facilities to offer the visitor.

  • Radcliffe and Redvales flood defence scheme

    A £40 million flood defence scheme in Radcliffe and Redvales, designed to protect up to 870 properties from flood risk.

  • Bury Bolton railway path

    Bury has a provisional allocation of £650,000 over three years for the Radcliffe East Cycleway, which is the completion of the long-planned Bury to Bolton railway path.

  • GM Mayor's Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund

    £160m from the Transforming Cities Fund to make encourage more people to cycle and walk more often in Greater Manchester.

  • Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal

    In 2020 the Canal and River Trust commissioned consultants to produce a feasibility study for restoring the top level of the canal.