Bury agrees town revamp

Bury Council has approved plans to redevelop Prestwich town centre as part of an initiative designed to reinvigorate the area.

Hollins Murray Group's £30 million package includes a library and health centre as well as upgraded roads and parking facilities. Retail space will be modernised and there are plans to incorporate flats for young professionals and families.

Bury's development control manager David Marno said: "This redevelopment should reinvigorate the centre of Prestwich, which has remained unchanged since the 1960s."

HOW Planning, which provided advice on the 2.8ha scheme, declared that the redevelopment is in line with the government's town centre first policy. "The current shopping centre is outdated and the scheme will provide the people of Prestwich with a modern and attractive town centre," said principal John Suckley.


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