Plans to turn for­mer mill into flats with pent­house

Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH - STU­ART GREER

PLANS have been re­vealed to con­vert a for­mer mill build­ing into apart­ments.

The scheme, by T Cooper and Co (Mac­cles­field) Lim­ited, in­volves the ware­house on Hob­son Street, Mac­cles­field. The pro­pos­als are to trans­form the build­ing into four apart­ments.

Ac­cord­ing to the plans, the build­ing has been used com­mer­cially for 200 years. The flats will range in size – and in­clude a pent­house at the top.

The agent, Ar­chi­tec­tural Plan­ning Part­ner­ship, said the change of use would be wel­come in the area, adding: “To adapt a site that has out­lived its original and re­cent uses, being an un­wel­come neigh­bour, and con­vert­ing it to much-needed smaller, af­ford­able urban res­i­den­tial ac­com­mo­da­tion would be of ben­e­fi­cial bal­ance for po­ten­tial and lo­cal res­i­dents alike. It would also re­tain, for gen­er­a­tions, a sem­blance of Mac­cles­field’s silk in­dus­try her­itage in the town­scape.”

Mac­cles­field Civic So­ci­ety, which pro­motes the preser­va­tion of lo­cal her­itage, said the con­ver­sion ‘would make a use­ful con­tri­bu­tion to the stock of smaller dwellings in this part of the town’.

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