Mill apartments plan approved by council
PLANS for 19 apartments at a historic mill have been approved.
Cheshire East’s Northern Planning Committee approved the planning application to change the use of part of the first floor of Clarence Mill to create the apartments.
The mill is Grade II listed and sits alongside the canal. It is a five storey building, with the lower and ground floor currently in commercial use and the upper two floors in use as residential apartments.
There will also be some minor alterations to the outside of the building.
Permission was previously granted at appeal in 2011 for a similar scheme but that permission lapsed.
Officers considered that the impact of the proposal on the Grade II Listed building and on the wider Conservation Area was acceptable and Bollington Town Council raised no objection to the plans.
Coun Angela Williams, from the town council, who is due to be appointed mayor again later this year, said: “The mill is an important heritage building in Bollington and it’s important that its outward appearance is retained.
“The mill should be used to good advantage for the community.”