Britannia Group has completed its legal agreement with Manchester City Council for apartments at the Northenden pub site, eight months after a resolution to grant approval.
The developer put forward reworked proposals for a 28-home project in December 2019, having originally proposed a scheme that would have seen the pub – derelict for a decade – mostly demolished, but with its historic exterior retained.
Under those plans the 19th century pub would have housed nine apartments, with the wider site accommodating a further 14 houses and a riverside café.
The application was refused by Manchester City Council on the grounds that it would harm the Green Belt and impact the Northenden Conservation Area. Britannia appealed the decision, but lost.
Britannia’s revised plans, designed by OMI Architects, propose a simpler conversion, with no extensions, alongside a block of apartments to the rear.
The refreshed plans include seven flats in the pub building and 21 in the new build block. Approval was granted in summer 2020.
P4 Planning advised on the scheme. The professional team also included Urban Green, Applied Geology, Planning Heritage and SK Transport Planning.
Britannia, a Withington-based development business, reached completion on its development at the Old House at Home site on Burton Road, Didsbury as recently as late March, and will now look to map out a development plan for the Northenden site.