East Lancashire regeneration scheme wins outline approval


Outline planning permission has been granted by West Lancashire Borough Council for an innovative residential and mixed-use development on the site of a former quarry.

Steven Abbott Associates LLP, acting as professional planning advisor and agent, secured outline permission on behalf of Mainsprint Ltd for the proposed scheme at East Quarry in Appley Bridge.

The proposals include houses around the quarry bank, a hotel, a restaurant and innovative floating homes on the water which has filled the quarry void since quarrying operations ceased in 1992.

Steven Abbott Associates LLP has been involved since successfully arguing that the site should be allocated for development in the 2004 West Lancashire Local Plan.

Derek Scott, Managing Director of Mainsprint Ltd, said:  “Steven Abbott Associates LLP have been our trusted planning advisors every step of the way with this project and we have always been delighted with the service they have provided on what has proved to be an incredibly challenging planning application process.“

Christie McDonald, an Associate at Steven Abbott Associates LLP said: “We are very satisfied to see the fruits of our labour over the years in the form of this permission for such an exciting and innovative scheme.

“Despite being a former quarry, East Quarry is a highly attractive site which will be a great place to live for many people. We are particularly proud of the floating homes element which is also a credit to Peter Dickinson of Peter Dickinson Architects who designed the scheme in its entirety”




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