We were appointed by English Braids to prepare and submit a planning application for the conversion of the 40,000 sqft Britannia Mill in Mossley into a mixed-use development. Situated close to Mossley train station, the scheme consisted of 62 apartments and 8,000 sqft of high street retail units.
The project raised issues relating to out-of-centre retail, loss of employment land and local objections. As a result, we proactively engaged with the local community and other local stakeholders to ensure that the scheme was favourably received. In addition, we also prepared a Retail Assessment and Employment Land Assessment to further demonstrate the benefits of the proposed development.
The scheme was unanimously approved by the planning committee at Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council.