HISTORIC MILL REGENERATION

Client: Colburn Homes

With the wider Client team we were involved in this restoration of a redundant mill site in the Stroud valleys to provide a mixed use scheme with housing and commercial. The scheme has recently won the CPRE Gloucestershire award for outstanding improvements to the environment.

Project

OVERVIEW

Lewiston Mill is an important historic asset within the Industrial Heritage Conservation area in Stroud District. It had been unused for a number of years and gradually was falling into further disrepair and dereliction which was beginning to have a detrimental effect on the character and appearance of the area.

It was therefore important that a beneficial use is found for the site. The Mill is within Brimscombe’s settlement area boundary and is a sustainable location for new development.

There was an extant planning permission, with conservation area consent, for the restoration and redevelopment of the Mill for residential and employment use which we helped improve upon to ensure a viable scheme could come forward.

The provided employment floor space, live work units, and new apartments and dwellings will help to support the local economy; meet local housing needs; preserve and enhance the Mill as an important heritage asset; and preserve and enhance the Industrial Heritage Conservation Area.

Our successful planning justification for the scheme demonstrated that the proposals were fully in accordance with NPPF policy on the re-use of previously developed land, planning practice guidance on the historic environment, relevant policies of the adopted development plan, and supplementary planning policy and guidance on the Industrial Heritage Conservation Area.

Key FACTS

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COMMERCIAL FLOOR AREA

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TOWN HOUSES & APARTMENTS

GET IN TOUCH

with SF Planning

CHELTENHAM

Tel. 01242 231 575

GLOUCESTER

Tel. 01452 527 997

LONDON

Tel. 020 3763 8005

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