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19/04/2016

Appeal: Listed mill-to-hotel conversion approved

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Kirk Mills

Permission has been approved for the change of use of the grade II listed Kirk Mill in the village of Chipping, Lancashire, to create an 18-bed hotel and spa, plus outline permission for 60 residential dwellings split over two adjacent sites.

The scheme also includes the demolition of existing industrial buildings and the erection of a wedding venue, trailhead centre, ‘kids club’ and cricket pavilion.

Inspector Tim Wood noted that Kirk Mill is a former cotton-spinning mill dating from 1785, whose historical significance stems from its rarity as a surviving Arkwright-type mill. The building has been vacant for many years an.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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