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New homes solution to trouble at mill
Friday 13th October 2017 @ 20:56 by Nigel P.
Business Community Denton & Audenshaw

The derelict Elisabeth Mill in Reddish will soon be converted into 163 flats with dozens of new build homes built within the building’s courtyards.

A disused Reddish mill which had become both an eyesore and a magnet for trouble makers is finally being redeveloped.

Owners of the sprawling Victorian Elisabeth Mill on Holdsworth Street, De Trafford Estates, have appointed the leading regeneration specialist company Keepmoat Regeneration to refurbish the old structure and build new homes attached to the mill.

The new build homes will include 19 three-bedroom houses, 13 two-bedroom houses and seven four-bedroom houses, alongside 10 apartments.

The old mill structure itself will be converted into 163 appartments and some outbuildings adjacent to the mill will have to be demolished to accomadate the new build property.

The development will yield 212 homes in total and developers plan to retain as much of the original courtyeard area as possible to provide space and amenities for residents .

The building which backs on to the Holdsworth Golf course will also have a roof extension giving views across a large area of green space.

Planning was approved in Spring of 2017 by Stockport Council with support from Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne, who had labelled the building as “the source of a considerable amount of anti-social behaviour” adding that he was “keen that the scheme be started as soon as possible”

Though some local councillors had criticised the lack of planning gain under the 106 clause that usually apply to large developments.

Specifically the critics pointed out that the 3.7 acre development does not offer any affordable housing.