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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