The former Samas Roneo warehouse site on Glossop Road has been a cause for concern for some time, with the former warehouse building gradually deteriorating.
As the building is privately owned the council has limited powers in terms of been able to force the owners to improve the appearance of the site, the council has however used the ‘powers’ it has available to encourage and require the owners of the site to do as much as possible to keep the site as secure and ‘tidy’ as possible.
In terms of future plans for the site, the site and the field next to it, were the subject of planning application HPK/2012/0026 in 2012, which sought and gained outline approval for the former warehouse to be demolished, and be replaced with up to 93 houses.
However the applicants for the application, don’t appear to be interested in perusing the development themselves, it seems the application is more aimed at increasing the value of the site, which unfortunately means we are currently stuck with the existing site in it’s current condition until such time as the land / warehouse site are purchased by suitable developers.
Update October 2013 : In response to queries I had received with regards to further parts of the roof collapsing (as pictured right), I’ve asked building control if there are any additional steps we can take, however they have advised the following :
“The Planning Authority can serve a notice if it appears that the amenity of an area is adversely affected. In this case, the condition of the roof does not appear visually to be having an adverse affect on amenity and I note that the building has a permission to be demolished and redeveloped. Therefore there is no action the Planning Enforcement can take in this matter. ”
Update December 2014 : BNP Paribas the agents who sought and gained the planning permission in 2012 have circulated a consultation leaflet advising that they will be re-submitting the previous application to seek additional time.
You can view the leaflet by clicking below
Update January 2015 : The planning applications is now visible on the council’s planning system.
The application is ref : HPK/2014/0665 and you can view it by clicking here
If you want to comment on the planning application, you can do that by clicking above on to the council site – my ‘commenting on planning applications‘ page that gives information on issues you can raise is available by clicking here.
Update March 2015 : The planning application is due to go to the Development Control Committee on Monday 16th March and you can read the officer report that will go to the committee by clicking here. The report has a recommendation from officers to the development control committee to approve the application.
After consideration by the Development control committee, the application was approved and the site once again has outline planning permission.
Update August 2015 : I’ve asked officers from the council’s enforcement team to chase up the owners around keeping the Samas Renee site secure.
Update November 2016 : I’ve had various reports over the last few weeks advising that people are surveying the site again.
To date I’ve not had a response from the current agents as to what there intentions are and it is possible they may no longer be involved in the site.
In terms of progressing the application to build on the site – although it currently has planning permission – it is only outline permission, meaning that a further more detailed application (including details on the exact type and design of buildings etc) will need to be made to the council – to date (21st November) there is no application on the council’s system.