The application, which incorporates a combination of five new residential units through the conversion of the main house, its coach house and annexes has been submitted to High Peak Borough Council.
Talbot House sits in a 0.5Ha site with wider grounds all within the Howard Park Conservation Area. It has most recently been home to the former Glossopdale Community College Sixth Form Centre but has been vacant since the college left in 2018.
The former stately home has been developed over the years with new annexes added to house various college facilities, and it is a non-designated heritage asset. As such the scheme presents an opportunity for a sensitive design and renovation that restores and reinstates many of the original period features and corrects inappropriate alterations from the past.
The application will enable the sympathetic conversion of the historic house, creating five separate family dwellings and restoring the site to its original residential use and preserving the character of the Conservation Area.
Says Rhian Thomas, Associate at P4 Planning: “The vision for this new residential scheme is to deliver a high quality, sustainable and viable development on a vacant brownfield site that is located within a sensitive conservation area setting. Approval of the development will ensure that our client can help realise its full potential, bringing a welcome new homes to the area.”
The wider project team includes architects Randfield Associates; transport specialists SKT; Orion Consulting, Heritage, arboriculture team Cheshire Woodland and Rachel Hacking Ecology