Tameside planners approve retail and apartments for empty mill

TAMESIDE Council’s planning committee has unanimously approved a mixed-use scheme that will see the redevelopment of Britannia Mill in Mossley.

Regeneration consultancy Nexus Planning secured planning permission for the former rope factory on behalf of landowner English Braids.

The scheme for the 40,000 sq ft mill, which sits directly opposite Mossley train station, includes 62 two and three-bed apartments, 8,000 sq ft of retail space and 133 parking spaces.

Tameside Council concluded that the development would result in the beneficial re-use of previously developed land and would provide much needed housing in a location close to a variety of services and transport links in Mossley.

The council also determined that the loss of industrial and retail space was outweighed by the benefits regeneration and an increase in housing would bring to the area.

Peter Tooher, director at Nexus Planning said: “We have worked closely with the local council and local representatives to develop this scheme and this has been reflected by the very positive outcome.”