Plans approved for former Tatton Arms pub site
Planning approval has been granted to transform the former Tatton Arms site in Northenden, a much-loved local building which has stood empty for more than 10 years.
The Britannia Group will convert the site into a high-quality residential development, incorporating the restoration and conversion of the former public house.
The decision comes following extensive liaison with Manchester City Council planning department and local residents to ensure the scheme will retain key views and openness of the green belt while saving an important and prominent local building.
Designed by OMI Architects, the scheme ensures the sensitive restoration of the 19th century building which will have a positive impact on the Northenden conservation area.
A high-quality new-build, housing 21 apartments, will sit in grounds behind the main building which will be home to a further seven apartments.
The existing ad hoc modern extensions will be demolished to make way for the new scheme with existing landscape retained as part of a dedicated woodland habitat.
Bill Davidson, director at P4 Planning who advised on the scheme, said: “This is a very welcome decision which will enable the restoration of an important and prominent non-designated heritage asset.
“The local community has been broadly supportive throughout the planning process as the restoration of the Tatton Arms will make a positive contribution to the character of the Northenden Conservation Area, something which can now finally be realised.”
Ibrahim Jamil, director of the Britannia Group, said: “We have worked very closely with OMI Architects and P4 Planning to put forward proposals which took on board stakeholder comments whilst being able to deliver a commercially viable scheme.
“It has been a challenging process, but we are now very much looking forward to being able to make a start on site and delivering the restoration of the much loved Tatton Arms.”
Andy James, director at OMI Architects, said: “OMI are delighted to have been part of the team that has achieved planning consent for restoration and redevelopment of the Tatton Arms.
“It has been a truly collaborative effort working with the city council and local community to deliver a very special project that will breathe new life into this much-loved building.”