Mills plan set to get the go ahead
The applications to convert Darley Abbey's Long Mill into offices and the West Mill into a wedding venue were approved at the Planning Control committee meeting on 3 July.
As reported in the last issue of Darley Abbey News, Patterns Properties applied for permission for change of use of the East Mill to a wedding venue and the Long Mill into office space, alongside a complementary application to carry out a comprehensive program of repair and restoration.
Whilst generally supportive of the application, the Darley Abbey Society raised a number of concerns about the impact of the proposed development on neighbouring residents.
The main concerns centred on the increased traffic generated by the new business and the inadequacy of parking on the site. As a result of representations from the Society the applicants have modified their Transport Plan to introduce a one-way system to aid traffic flow, reduce the numbers permitted to attend conferences at the site and improve the car parking.
Also, the entrance to the car park will be closed after 6.30pm and evening wedding guests will park in the overflow car park in order to minimise any potential impact on local residents.