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Appeal: Listed mill-to-hotel conversion approved

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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