Chipping Ribble Valley

Plans submitted for 13-acre Chipping scheme

Manchester-based HOW Planning has submitted a hybrid planning application on behalf of SCPi Bowland for a new hotel, leisure and residential development in the village of Chipping, Ribble Valley.

Plans for the 13.6-acre site centre around the complete refurbishment of the grade 2-listed Kirk Mill, which has been closed since 2010, to create an 18-bedroom hotel and bar restaurant. There will also be a 20-bedroom hotel and spa alongside.

SCPi Bowland is based in Bolton. It has delivered a number of planning schemes across the North West, including 76 King Street Manchester, The Albany in Liverpool and Victoria Building, Bury.

A barn will be converted to create seven holiday cottages. Outline planning permission is also being sought for 60 homes, split over two sites. Four units are designated as self-build plots.

Richard Barton, associate at HOW Planning, said: "The application represents a major opportunity for both our client and the local community. The proposed development will transform a significant historic building which has remained empty for a number of years while also bringing new investment and long term benefits to the village of Chipping."

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