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Author Another development threat - Cowdale Quarry
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Posted: 17/06/2011 17:02:07
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Posted: 21/06/2011 12:08:30
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I've just heard that the application was unanimously refused by the planning committe yesterday, and some of them were quite critical of it, the person who informed me mentioned the phrase "more holes in it than a swiss cheese" was used by one councillor....

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Posted: 21/06/2011 12:12:08
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Well, there's good news from one aspect - but the destruction of the Powerhouse can't be reversed, so it's a pretty poor outcome overall.

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Posted: 21/06/2011 14:24:17
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There are still two other buildings in the BLF style on site, plus the kilns with the huge "A" buttresses, and EH have said they still consider the group to be of national importance so we may yet see statutory protection.

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Posted: 21/06/2011 15:06:18
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AR - which of the buildings was the Power House please? I know that there are quite a few photos on the website, but I can't find which one it was.

Thanks.
IP: 94.2.175.205 Edited: 21/06/2011 15:07:19 by sougher
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Posted: 21/06/2011 15:10:39
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This one:



(click image to open full size image in new window)

ie, the one that you'd really, really not want to be lost.

If the others has been flattened and this one kept, it would have been just about acceptable. To have lost this one is a disaster.

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Posted: 21/06/2011 15:40:47
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It was as far as we know the last one bearing the BLF mark, and in a strange echo of the Egyptian temples they were modelled on, the chiselled-out initials of the former manager Thomas Ryan - like a disgraced Pharaoh, it seems the company tried to erase the memory of him after he left to a rival!

Now needlessly demolished, a victim to greed....


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Posted: 21/06/2011 18:45:26
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How sad Sad IP: 94.2.175.205
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Posted: 22/06/2011 08:44:12
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This photo of Iclok's clearly shows the removed initials:


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Posted: 22/06/2011 22:39:40
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Another website to view photographs of the five Cowdale buildings that needed listing is:-

http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/showthread.php?=5390

Looking at the interior photos taken of the Power House, it didn't seem to be that unsafe!
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Posted: 23/06/2011 09:14:30
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Sougher, you missed a letter out of that link - this one should work
http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/showthread.php?t=5390

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Posted: 04/10/2011 21:26:12
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I've just been told that EH have now scheduled the remaining structures on the site, so even though the "jewel in the crown" has gone, the two other BLF buildings and the butressed kilns have statutory protection.

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Posted: 28/11/2012 16:24:16
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In the local rag over the weekend:

http://www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/cowdale-factory-rejected-despite-clear-benefits-1-5163696

Hopefully thats it sorted Glare
IP: 90.246.201.53 Edited: 28/11/2012 16:25:29 by oildrum
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Posted: 28/11/2012 16:29:36
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Unfortunately, it won't bring back the unique building that they flattened.

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Posted: 28/11/2012 16:34:59
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Vanoord wrote:

Unfortunately, it won't bring back the unique building that they flattened.


Hopefully it'll save the rest though
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Posted: 28/11/2012 19:06:27
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Pity about the jobs though.......

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Posted: 28/11/2012 21:20:39
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ChrisJC wrote:

Pity about the jobs though.......

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