Fresh plans for Tatton Arms lodged

Developer Britannia Group is submitting detailed plans to redevelop the derelict former Tatton Arms pub in Northenden, Manchester, into a 28-home residential scheme after its earlier proposal for the site was rejected on appeal in 2018.

Britannia, which owns the site, proposes 28 apartments, seven of which would be located within a restored Tatton Arms building, and a further 21 flats that would be contained within a new building in the pub’s grounds replacing demolished modern extensions.

All existing healthy trees would be retained as part of a dedicated woodland habitat created as part of the scheme, the developer said.

The 19th century Tatton Arms pub has stood empty for more than a decade. Britannia originally submitted a planning application in 2016 that would have seen the demolition and redevelopment of the dilapidated pub into nine apartments that also retained the building’s historic exterior. The application also proposed building 14 houses on the site around the pub, and a riverside café.

However, the planning application was refused by Manchester City Council on the grounds that it would harm the Green Belt and negatively impact the character of the Northenden Conservation Area. Britannia appealed the decision, but the scheme was again dismissed.

The planning inspector concluded that Tatton Arms could be saved with less development and more minimal impact on the Green Belt.

Britannia’s revised plans, designed by OMI Architects, propose a simpler conversion, with no extensions, alongside a block of apartments to the rear of the building. This respects existing woodland habitats and addresses earlier council concerns, a spokesperson for Britannia said.

Ibrahim Jamil, director of Britannia Group, said: “This is a fresh approach which retains the openness of the Green Belt and features the Tatton Arms at the forefront of the design.”

Bill Davidson, director at P4 Planning, which advised on the scheme, added: “This is a highly sustainable scheme which has been carefully designed to minimise impact on openness of the Green Belt and yet enable the restoration of an important and prominent non-designated heritage asset.

“Feedback during the pre-application process has been very supportive and if approved we are confident it will make a positive contribution to the character of the Northenden Conservation Area.”

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Are these apartments and flats going to be affordable for first time buyers. That’s the kind of housing we need in Northenden. Not expensive housing that local young people can’t afford

By Mrs Redman

I like the look of it, from the road you will mainly see the old building. I like the way the new part is stepped back. Parking is always a concern so as long as there is adequate provision I think its a positive plan.

By Lyndsey Brandwood

This will have a drastic impact on traffic along the roads of the local area that are already facing high demand along a busy one way system!

By Neighbour

Used to live opposite the the Tatton for many years. So sad to see it rotting. Have a deep distrust and dislike for the owner but something does need to be done with the site soon before it’s too late. Not sure about the modern boring design and height of the new build though. Is this acceptable in a conservation area? Just hope Mr Jamil keeps to his promises of retaining the mature trees though as once gone they’re gone.

By Liney

This would be brilliant .this building has earned respect .and should continue .the life this building has seen.
I really hope this goes through .very sad seeing such this lovely building going to waste

By Andrea smith

Mrs Redman, they’ll be appropriate for the area in terms of spec and price point. Developer will want a quick exit, not waiting around to sell the finished properties.

By FredTheRed

So sad to see the decay of theTatton Arms in recent years. An iconic building walking along the riverside. Hopefully the new houses will offer first time buyers the opportunity to live in a beautiful setting bringing new life to Northenden.

By Julie Brenner

The building of any property on the land near the Tatton Arms will harm the beautiful riverside.
It will make a significant difference to the flood plain and houses near it will flood. If development goes ahead Brittania and Northenden Council will have to pay for flood damage. House insurance will probably rise also. Also the Caravan Park will flood.
Most households have 2 or more cars and Mill Lane / Boat Lane will be significantly impacted. People go the wrong way down the one way road now and this is likely to get worse.
Mobile phone signals are already poor in Northenden and the monstrosity on Church Rd has made it worse and this development will make it even worse.
How much did they sell the staircase for within the Tatton Arms ?
Northenden Council are granting too much development in Northenden and polluting the village.
They can’t even clean roadside grids. Enough is enough.
Shops on Palatine Rd are due to be demolished and rebuilt higher than the existing ones. More problems for mobile phone signals.
The increased taxes from new builds are hardly helping Northenden.
Shame on Northenden Labour Council

By Northenden Matters

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