A HOUSING development of 111 properties is to be built at the Walshaw Road site of the former Elton Cop Dye works in Bury.

Persimmon Homes North West were given the go-ahead for the scheme at the latest meeting of Bury’s planning control committee, despite some objections.

The proposals had earlier generated four letters of support and a 12-signature petition opposing the plan.

Issues raised included problems with car parking due to the new access to Guardian Angels Primary School. Seven letters were also received citing the need for more exits from the proposed estate. A planning report to the meeting stated: “The site is located within a predominantly residential area and as such would not conflict with the surrounding land uses. The site was a former dye works and would be previously developed land.”

Disclosing there is existing planning permission for residential development on part of the site, the report continued: “it is considered the proposed development would be acceptable in principle”.

The document also stated the 111 homes would not be detrimental to highway safety nor have a significant impact on the amenity of neighbouring properties.

Councillors voted in favour of the application.