Under the title of ‘New Life Planned for Towns Historic Old Labour Club‘, Middleton Guardian reports that a new application to convert the building is being considered by Rochdale Council Planning Committee on Thursday 28th.
Milton Street is the only listed Independent Labour Club in the country and was designed by Edgar Wood.
The Edgar Wood Society, which successfully asked for the building to be listed by English Heritage, is mystified by the announcement as it has had no recent consultation on the building, despite making detailed comments on an earlier scheme. Let’s hope any scheme is sensitive the this unique building.
UPDATE: The scheme was approved with conditions and the Council report (in Agenda Reports Pack) can be downloaded HERE