Planning Application for 50 New Homes on land at Bury New Road, Ramsbottom

Site of Planning Application - Land to rear of 71 to 99 Bury New Road

Site of Planning Application – Land to rear of 71 to 99 Bury New Road

From: Councillors Ian Bevan and Rob Hodkinson.

We have received notification that a planning application has been lodged with Bury Council for outline planning permission for the construction of approximately 50 new-build residential properties on open land behind No’s 71 to 99 Bury New Road, Ramsbottom.

Access to the site would be from Bury New Road.  The proposed access makes use of an existing access track between 77 and 79 Bury New Road.

A map of the location is here: Map of Bury New Road

The land is not in the Green Belt but is currently designated under Bury’s Unitary Development Plan (UDP) as ‘Other Protected Open Land’ as it is thought to be worthy of protection as open land in its own right.  The UDP states that the Council will seek to retain the existing predominant use and character of the land and will expect the land to remain for the most part undisturbed.

We are already in initial discussions with local residents who wish to oppose the planning application.  We are intending setting up a residents meeting shortly to discuss next steps.

Further details of the planning application can be found on Bury Council’s website, here:

The planning application number is 60370 – Outline permission – residential development including means of access only – Land to the West of Manchester Road, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 0BZ.

Please make your views known to the Council as soon as possible, and in any event by Friday 12 August 2016.

There are two ways to object:

  • Online through the ‘planning portal’ of Bury Council at
  • By written letter or email

Direct by email:

  • Bury – quoting ref: 60370

By Letter to:

  • Bury Council, Development Control, Bury MBC, 3 Knowsley Street, Bury, BL9 0EJ

Please note that only 1 objection per person will be counted, but an individual objection from every adult member of the household is advantageous.