The property is located to the west of Market Street and to the south of Albert Street on the southern fringe of Whitworth Town Centre. Whitworth is an attractive small Lancashire town set in a valley just over 3 miles to the north of Rochdale Town Centre.
The site comprises an irregular shaped plot of approx 1.17 ha (2.9 acres). Former buildings on the site have been demolished. The River Sodden runs through the southern part of the site and the proposed scheme allows for this river course to be diverted.
Planning has been submitted for demolition of existing building and erection of 37 no. dwellings (seven house types proposed, each being 2 or 2.5 storeys and having 3 or 4 bedrooms) and 48 apartments (within a 4 storey building) for the over 55s (48 x 2 beds, 24 x 3 beds, and 13 x 4 beds), with associated works. Planning application no. 2019/0341.
Link to various documents on planning portal as follows:
https://publicaccess.rossendale.gov.uk/onlineapplications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab= summary &keyVal=PVVAB3ND00P00
There will be a section 106 agreement/contribution – further details on request.
Please note there is a CPO in force on a small part of the site (known as Sunnyside Works). This section of land would need to be acquired to bring forward any development – further details on request.
Manchester North, Rochdale