Plans for beer garden apartments are altered

DEVELOPERS hoping to transform a former Stalybridge pub’s beer garden into apartments have reduced their aim from four properties to three.

Those turning what was the Stone Jug on High Street into residential accommodation hope to build a part one storey, part two storey bock behind the existing building.

And after initially hoping for a new quartet of properties, they have downed their proposal to a trio, with a window being removed to enable the land’s development.

The site at the former ‘Stone Jug’ pub

Grant Erskine Architects of Manchester have tabled the latest proposal, which would see a secure yard with residents’ only access, to Tameside Council and a statement believes it is acceptable.

It states: “The site itself is unallocated. As such and having regard to the highly sustainable location of the site close to Stalybridge town centre and public transport connections, it is considered that the principle of development is acceptable in this location.

“The proposal has also been reduced from four apartments to three to allow 12 metres clear distance between the upper floor rear kitchen window and the single storey blank wall.

“All proposed apartments exceed minimum space standards of 37m² min, with adequate storage.

“Each apartment also benefits from its own external amenity space as in the form of rear yard to the ground floor and a rooftop terrace to the upper floor apartment, as well as access to a shared secure covered cycle storage, which is located within a secure yard with locked residents only access.”

Tameside Council’s Speakers Panel (Planning) committee will decide whether to grant or refuse the application.

But having redrawn their initial plans, Grant Erskine’s statement adds: “We believe the revised scheme, including amendments made to the adjoining property, have complied with all the comments and advice and we respectfully ask that the proposal is approved.”

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