Former Burnley mill could become supported accommodation

A 'major planning application' to convert a current industrial building into supported accommodation has been re-submitted to Burnley Council.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 11:29 am
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 11:30 am
Astely House. Google Streetview

The site, at Astley House, Albert Street, Burnley, would provide accommodation comprising of 50 self-contained bedrooms.

A design statement on behalf of the applicant, Mr S Choudray of Hubie Street, Burnley, comments: "The reason for this re-application is to allow the council to reconsider its position as we don’t believe the reasons for opposing the scheme given in the council’s previous decision amount to sufficient planning grounds for opposing the development."

The site is located on the west side of Albert Street which connects Yorkshire Street, the A671, to the south with Thurston Street to the north.

There are terraced residential properties to the north and east of the site. To the south are commercial buildings.

The canal runs along the western boundary. The site is located about 330m. from Burnley town centre.

The site is a former mill building. Since that use ceased it has been used over the years for different kinds of commercial uses that have included a temporary bus depot and a gymnasium. The building now is mostly unused.

The design statement goes on to state that the appearance of the building will be mostly unaffected.