Plan to build flats behind Mossley pub

OPPOSITION to a plan to build a block of flats behind a Mossley pub is growing. 

It is hoped a three-storey building housing five one-bedroomed properties can be erected on land behind the Fleece on Stamford Street.

Land earmarked for development behind The Fleece in Mossley

However, Tameside Council has received several letters of objection as it weighs up whether to give the scheme the go ahead.

John Dodd of John Dodd Property, which is based at the Fleece, wants to construct the flats on land behind the pub. 

They will be accessed on foot from Arundel Street and will also border Waterton Lane.

Letters of objection have been lodged with the local authority.

However, a design statement for the application states: “The height and scale of the proposal has been considerably reduced to fit in with neighbouring properties and the scheme position at the foot of the slope on that block.

It also states why there is no outside space for each property, particularly those on the ground floor.

The abundance of open space around it and in the area is the reason why.

It adds: “No dedicated outdoor space is proposed for flats on ground and first floor (Levels 1 and 2) since these are one bed flats for which there is evidence of ample demand in this type of configuration, probably since access to public open spaces and other facilities is easily available nearby.

The top floor (Level 3) has an open air balcony.”

Tameside Council’s Speakers’ Panel is likely to decide whether to approve or reject the application, which is completely separate from the operation of the pub.

The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for September 23.

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