Fresh plans for Massey dye works for­mer site

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR VIEWS -

FRESH plans have been re­vealed for new hous­ing on the site of the for­mer Massie dye works.

The site at the cor­ner of Loney Street and Peter Street al­ready has per­mis­sion for eight ter­raced houses, which was granted in December.

But the ap­pli­cant Silk­dale Living has re­drawn the pro­pos­als in a bid to im­prove the living spa­ces within the houses cre­at­ing more space and day­light within.

It is hoped the changes will over­come ob­jec­tions raised last time re­gard­ing over­look­ing of the gar­dens of the homes op­po­site.

In com­ments on the coun­cil’s plan­ning por­tal Mac­cles­field Civic So­ci­ety, which cam­paigns to pre­serve her­itage and sup­ports good de­vel­op­ments, called the scheme ‘a wor­thy ad­di­tion to the hous­ing stock’.

The silk dye works dates back to 1838 and has had sev­eral own­ers, most no­tably the Massie fam­ily.

Dur­ing World War One there were great profit op­por­tu­ni­ties in black silk and the busi­ness grew suc­cess­fully.

The works sur­vived into the 1990s but even­tu­ally caved to com­pe­ti­tion from the East, par­tic­u­larly China.

The dye works and its fa­mous chim­ney were de­mol­ished in 2016.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.