Mill apart­ments plan ap­proved by coun­cil

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

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.”

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