Scheme for the Regeneration of East Quarry Approved

Steven Abbott Associates LLP, acting as professional planning advisor and agent, has secured outline planning permission on behalf of Mainsprint Ltd for a residential-led mixed use scheme on a former quarry site, East Quarry, in Appley Bridge, West Lancashire.

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.

The approval is the result of many years work by Steven Abbott Associates LLP who have 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”

For further information on Steven Abbott Associates LLP’s expert team, or if you want further information on the East Quarry scheme, please contact us at our Appley Bridge office on 01257 251177 or via email

(November 2013)

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