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Conversion of Grade II Listed Building in Peak District National Park Granted.

We obtained Planning Permission for the conversion of a detached Grade II listed former workshop and showroom at the junction of Grangemill Crossroads in Derbyshire. The permission allows for conversion into 2 dwellings.

The site on the junction of the B50112 and B5056 is bounded by 3 listed buildings; two built in the 18th Century and the Old Cheese Factory. The building has not been used as a cheese factory since 1937, it has since been used for agricultural purposes, making and storing animal feed and as a furniture making workshop and showroom for the last 37 years.

It was purchased in 1982 but the current owner in a state of disrepair, following a planning application and appeal, permission was granted for the owner to renovate the building and use it as a workshop and showroom, bringing the building back into good condition.

Originally, the building was constructed to look like a row of terrace houses, we assume this was in case the intended use did not succeed or last and it therefore could easily be converted to residential use.

Internally the building has been changed considerably over the years. Originally, it had a small cottage at the northern end and a longer section used as the workshop/factory. Very little of the original layout remains today.

The Old Cheese Factory is an interesting building, it is distinctly residential in scale and character, though it has never been used for this purpose and whether it was originally designed with that in mind we will never know. The building has a colourful planning history with many applications being refused so we are delighted to obtain the permission that will bring it back into use.

The conversion will not alter the front of the building or change the historic fabric of it, the scheme has been carefully considered to minimise disturbance to the building. The building will be converted in two 3 bedroom cottages. With the dwelling the southern half being designed to echo the original upstairs cheese storage area by having an upstairs open plan kitchen living area with the bedrooms downstairs. The cottage on the northern side is of traditional layout.

The building has now been sold subject to contract prior to going to auction that was scheduled for 22 November 2021. We look forward to this historical building being brought back to use.


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