News: 15 July 2019New apartments to be built overlooking River Irwell in Summerseat

Development on the site of a former pub damaged beyond repair after the River Irwell burst its banks during Storm Eva in December 2015 is set to move forward after our team secured a resolution to grant planning permission for a new four-storey apartment scheme, on behalf of Kingsley Estates UK Ltd.

Our Planners evidenced the benefits that the development of 16 apartments on the car park of the former Waterside Pub would bring to the village.

Alongside the project team, they also worked closely with Officers at Bury Council to ensure the scheme design was appropriate for the Conversation Area and would adopt measures to reduce the risk of future flooding.

Planning Director Steven Grimster said: “The flooding of 2015 brought significant destruction to the village of Summerseat, leading to the loss of the Waterside pub and cutting off a key crossing in the village. With work on the new bridge having recently commenced, the development of the former pub car park will remove what has become a blot on the local landscape.

“The modern but sympathetic addition to the Rowlands and Brooksbottom Conservation Area will provide a choice of one, two and three-bedroom apartments responsive to local needs, and with it a significant aesthetic improvement.”

Overlooking the River Irwell, the new residential scheme forms part of a wider regeneration of the area, which will also see the re-opening of the nearby Kay Street Bridge across the river to vehicles after it was also destroyed during the floods.

The professional team also included John Holt Architects, Vectos, DEP, UES, Ground and Project Consultants, and JW Conservation.

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