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Derelict Darwen bleach works to become stone homes
4:33pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in News
THE derelict former Belmont Bleach Works is to be turned into 12 traditional stone homes.
There will be a row of 10 four-storey four-bedroomed houses, a two-storey three-bedoormed property and a three-storey four-bedroomed building fronting on to Eagley Brook. Despite two objections from nearby residents, Blackburn with Darwen borough’s planning committee gave the go-ahead for the scheme.
Councillors were told that the vacant original manufacturing buildings were now ‘in a state of serious disrepair with water and weather damage’. Officials said the proposed new homes ‘echo the architecture of mill buildings that once stood on the site and do suit the character of the former industrial site.
They said: “Features such as mullioned windows respect the rural setting of the development and the characteristics of local buildings in Belmont.” Their report concludes: “It is considered that this is an acceptable and beneficial development to the village of Belmont.”
Seddon Homes will use traditional stone and slate for the buildings and their roofs in the development on Egerton Road.
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