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Mitchells Brewery: Demolition to go ahead?

John Freeman
(Updated story to clarify 'listing' status): Planning Resource reports that Save Britain’s Heritage (SAVE) has failed in a High Court action to block the demolition of some of Lancaster’s earliest surviving industrial buildings.

Mitchell's Brewery, which is off Moor Lane in the centre of the city, was largely designed by W A Deighton in 1901 who was also responsible for the Grade II-listed Cook Street Brewery in Salford.

Demolition is backed by both the Council and the secretary of state for communities and local government.

However, the Brewery is still listed thanks to English Heritage, which gives it legal protection from demolition until listing is removed.

Read the full report on the Planning Resource web site (subscription required)