Proposal to redevelop former mill into flats rejected in Darwen

Perseverance Mill in Blackburn
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A proposal to turn the ground floor of a former industrial building in Darwen into four flats has been turned down by planners. AA Property had asked for prior approval for the scheme in Perseverance Mill, Olive Lane.

But a report by senior planner Christian Barton recommended Blackburn with Darwen Council refused the request.

It said: "A warehouse/industrial use is currently in operation from part of the ground floor together with office space. Offices are also in operation from the first floor.


“The site has a logistics yard to the rear, which is accessed from Industry Street.

“There are serious concerns over the level of noise that could be produced from the ground floor of the commercial side of the property.”