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Appeal: Galgate Silk Mill student accommodation conversion approved


UK Mills Ltd has gained permission to convert the grade II listed Galgate Silk Mill in Lancashire into student accommodation and a silk weaving museum, after an inspector found that the proposal would not adversely affect the supply of employment land in the area.

Inspector Richard McCoy noted that the mill is identified as one of two rural employment sites within the south of the district in the Lancaster District Local Plan, with the council’s Employment Land Review (ELR) also identifying the building as providing space suitable for local start-up businesses.But the previous owners of the mill confirmed that the whole of the market had been tested and........
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