Plans for 16 new homes in Shuttleworth

Residents may be aware that a planning application has been lodged for permission to build 16 homes in Shuttleworth, off Spring Street.

I know that residents do have concerns about the proposals and have asked what can be done. The site already has planning permission for existing farm buildings to be converted into homes. This application is to replace all buildings with new homes.

Concerns have been raised that the proposed houses are not in keeping with other local stone built buildings; the proposed access road cuts across the fields (in the Green Belt) and creates a new dangerous junction onto Whalley Road, near the Garic building. Residents are also concerned that if this planning application is approved then further applications could follow for further houses in the future.

Of particular concern will be the removal of parking bays between 181 and 193 Whalley Road, with those properties expected to use a new, unlit, car parking area.

I am now urging Shuttleworth residents to make their views known to the Planning Department at Bury Council – whether you are in support of the application or against it. The deadline for comments is 4th January 2018.

The link can be found on the Bury Council website here:

The planning application number is 62081

Alternatively, you can email the Planning Department Case Officer, Helen Longworth:

You can also write to: Bury Council, Planning Control, 3 Knowsley Place, Duke Street, Bury, BL9 0EJ.  Please quote the reference: 62081.

If you do have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Cllr Ian Bevan at