SJ9594 : Thornley Street Works

taken 4 years ago, near to Gee Cross, Tameside, Great Britain

Thornley Street Works.
Thornley Street Works.

The former Kirkley Hat Works on the corner of Thornley Street and Dowson Road has been empty since 2007. A planning application was submitted in 2010 to raise the height of the property to accommodate high racking which was approved. However due to a lack of funding and not being able to secure a suitable tenant this scheme was not undertaken. In the meantime in order to prevent further deterioration of the building fabric the existing roof planes were re-clad SJ9594 : Factory refurbishment.

According to a new planning application LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) the owners wish to have the facility to let the property for use as B8 (storage and distribution) and to this end have applied for a new vehicular access / egress point onto Dowson Road to accommodate deliveries for larger vehicles, so that same can enter the site and leave the site in a forward gear, whilst in the same application applying for planning permission to change the use from B2 to B8. The existing shrubs adjacent to the Dowson Road boundary are overgrown and restrict visibility. It is proposed to remove the shrubs, make good the macadam surfacing and introduce a 450mm timber knee rail fence to delineate the boundary.

In January 2017 the owners of cars parked there SJ9594 : Thornley Street Works were warned SJ9594 : No parking warning notice that work was about to begin on the site. Now that the shrubs have gone it seems the parked cars have returned.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 27 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9508 9441 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.7859N 2:4.5326W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9509 9442
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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