Plans to build Retirement Home at Grants Arms, Ramsbottom

Astim Ltd, the company that owns and tried to develop the Grants Arms Bowling Green, has applied for outline planning permission to demolish the rear part of the Grants Arms in Market Place and erect sheltered housing in its place.

The company had previously applied for permission to erection 24 flats on the former bowling green area but this was refused by Bury Council and again refused on appeal.

The company now owns the Grants Arms together with the bowling green and car park.  The company leases some of the car park to Bury Council.

The proposals are to retain the front facade (which is a Grade II listed building) but to build a retirement home at the rear with 28 bedrooms, communal lounges etc.

The site lies within the Ramsbottom Town Centre Conservation Area and the impact of the development on the Conservation Area is a matter of concern to local residents and community groups.

The deadline for objections and comments is Thursday 15 February 2018.

Details and Objections can be filed online here: https://planning.bury.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage

Alternatively, you can email:  development.control@bury.gov.uk quoting reference 61827.

You can also write to: Bury Council, Planning Control, 3 Knowsley Place, Duke Street, Bury, BL9 0EJ.  Please quote the reference: 61827.