Fresh plans for Massey dye works former site
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.