Bacup is reputed to be the best preserved mill town in the country. However, it also suffers from a range of problems associated with housing market failure.

HLP prepared an Area Action Plan under the L.D.F. Planning System which proposed an eco-town concept as a visionary urban regeneration model to promote long term social and environmental sustainability. The AAP has a strong heritage theme and capitalises on the geographical assets and landscape setting of the upper Irwell Valley.

The ideas have been developed through a robust consultation process, and HLP has produced a residential design guide as an aid to sustaining high quality development consistent with the eco-town theme with a key role for communities.
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