Project overview

Client: Stanton Andrews Limited / Emporia Leisure
Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire
Sector: Industrial and Commercial
Project status: Planning consent secured / Development in progress

PWA Planning advised Stanton Andrews on a number of planning aspects of this mixed-use scheme which is seeing the redevelopment of the historic Holmes Mill into a hotel, restaurant, brewery and taps, function rooms, office, gym, spa and retail units.


What we did


Lancashire-based architects Stanton Andrews led this this exciting £10m scheme on behalf of Emporia Leisure, owner of Bowland Brewery and James’ Places, the regional hotel chain which owns and manages numerous historic properties.

PWA Planning was brought in to assist Charles Stanton of Stanton Andrews in getting this job ‘over the line’ in the final deliberations with the local authority on the drafting of the planning conditions specific to this ambitious scheme.

The development, of almost 100,000 sq ft, will breathe new life into the mill, which dates back to 1823, and is expected to create around 150 new jobs.
Bowland Brewery relocated into one of the mill buildings on site two years ago. The new brewery installation, which is four times the size of the existing, is being relocated into the redeveloped scheme.

The new beer hall at the site opened in July 2016 and the rest of the development will be opening in the coming months.


What our client said

“This multi-million-pound development will make a significant beneficial impact on the town’s economy as well as bringing long disused heritage assets back into productive use. We’re grateful to PWA Planning for their specialist advice that allowed us to secure this important planning consent and go ahead with the development.”

Charles Stanton, director, Stanton Andrews Limited