Welcome

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Bury.

These are exciting times for Bury. As one of the ten districts of Greater Manchester, Bury has a key role to play in supporting the conurbation’s role as the key driver in the delivery of the Northern Powerhouse and in securing the economic growth that is central to the recent Devolution Agreement for Greater Manchester.

Bury is a great place to live, work, study and visit. It has an excellent blend of both town and countryside including award winning parks and vibrant urban areas. Bury town centre, behind Manchester city centre and the Trafford Centre, is the third highest ranking retail centre within Greater Manchester. The Borough also benefits from excellent transport links and a fast and frequent Metrolink service from Bury to Manchester city centre and beyond.

Our dedicated team are now about to embark on the next phase of our ambitious programme of regeneration across the 6 townships; to create prospering communities through employment, education, health and leisure. This creative programme will set us apart and really put Bury on the map and we look forward to sharing this vision with the successful applicants who will be fundamental in delivering it.

Paul Lakin – Director of Regeneration & Economic Growth

Paul started his career in London in 1990’s working on a range of schemes in the emerging Thames Gateway, before moving across the City to become first Operations Director and then Deputy Chief Executive of Park Royal Partnership. He then joined the North West Regional Development Agency in 2004 as Area Manager for Merseyside before becoming Director of Land and Property. Following a period at Homes England and then operating his own advisory company ‘Urban Policy Associates’ he joined the city of Wolverhampton Council heading the City Development Team. He joined bury Council in 2019 as Director of Regeneration

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Crispian Logue - Assistant Director of Strategy, Planning & Regulation at Bury Council.

As well as leading the teams that deliver the Council’s statutory Development Management and regulatory Building Control functions, he oversees wider development schemes emerging through strategic development plans and town centre masterplans. He aligns the work of the Strategic Planning team and the Economic Development team to ensure the Council’s strategies and policies promote sustainable growth. Crucially, Crispian ensures that new development in the Borough exploits opportunities for active travel and provide the necessary transport infrastructure. 

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