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Mulbury wins consent for new homes in Reddish conservation area

Mulbury has been granted planning permission for a scheme of 14 homes in the historic Houldsworth Conservation Area in Reddish, Greater Manchester.

The homes, to be situated in a new cul-de-sac off Harrogate Road, will be marketed for private sale under the Mulbury Living brand. The site is adjacent to the 19th century Victoria and Elisabeth Mills.

The red-brick townhouses will offer a mix of three and four-bedroom properties arranged in two terraced rows. The development offers on-site parking provision with two spaces for each property.

Eleanor Ogilvie, land executive at Mulbury, said: “This is an important scheme for the area as it provides much-needed housing on one of the last vacant plots in this sought-after conservation area.

“It’s the final piece in the jigsaw for the redevelopment of a former industrial powerhouse. The new homes have been designed to reflect the nearby mills and other neighbouring homes.”

The site Mulbury is developing was once a thriving textile dying works, but it has been vacant since 1976 when the buildings were demolished.

The conservation area is named after Sir William Henry Houldsworth who built the Victoria and Elisabeth Mills in the 1870s along with much of the terraced housing and community buildings that still stand in Reddish today.

Victoria Mill was converted into luxury apartments in 2004 and DeTrafford Estates Group is currently converting the adjacent Elisabeth Mill into 152 apartments.

Mulbury’s scheme was approved by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council’s planning committee on September 25. Work is expected to start on site early in early 2018 with building work expected to take around 12-months.

The scheme has been designed by Gallagher Technical & Design Limited with planning advice provided by Ludlam Associates.

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