Hurst Lane wharf to be
October 2012, updated 24 May 2013; 20
February 2015; 5 August 2015
Latest: Work was scheduled to start on site in
Feb/Mar 2015, but it never did. We now know that the site has been
sold to another developer who has submitted a new planning application CEC
once again for 7 properties. The number will no doubt be objected
to once again. The picture shows the previous application.
Lane wharf, adjacent to bridge 27 at Bollington, was the subject
of at least two planning applications to clear the previous
uses and build houses. The first proposal was to build seven houses
and, after strong objections, the second to build 6 houses, permission
for which was granted.
The site was occupied by timber manufacturing
businesses for the past 90 years, 80 of those by the Needham
family, more recently by RED Joinery. The site has been cleared
and has been vacant since 2013. The site was owned by CRT who,
together with specialists, developed the original housing proposals.
The site has now been sold to Henderson Homes (UK) Ltd. Ironically,
website copiously illustrates their development with pictures
of the previously permitted proposal!
The boaters who used to moor along the wharf were moved on; CRT
say that mooring will no longer be permitted because of the
close proximity of the bridge and aqueduct corner. However, the
wharf edge will be public space and not allocated to any of the
Further information and pictures can be seen on the Happy
valley web site.