Yikes!

Barrychuckle

Dedicated Member
It looks derelict to me, so if tastefully renovated flats stop it falling further into disrepair that has to be a good thing?

May consider moving into one myself :p
 

Barrychuckle

Dedicated Member
The keyword is "tasteful". This plan is not tasteful, and the population density created by it is not appropriate to road conditions, which cannot be changed.
The plans look quite tasteful to me and the building is grade 2 listed so English Heritage will monitor any development. You naturally always get objections from locals to any new local developments, in the UK we call them NIMBYS (not in my back yard!) A development isn't perfect but if the building remains derelict it's only going to get worse and become an eyesore. I understand locals objections but this has to be the lesser of two evils and may help some of the local first time buyers buy locally.
 

Douglas Enwright

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They’re also planning on building a big multi storey car park in Holmfirth town centre as part of the multi million pound Holmfirth Action Plan,which is supposed to ease congestion and parking,but I’v never had a problem with either to be honest,I just can’t imagine it and dont think it will fit in with the character of the town.
A lot of these mills have been turned into flats and look amazing,if you follow the canal out of Marsden towards Slaithwaite,both towns where countless scenes were filmed,you come to the Titanic Mills and spa where they have done the same and it is beautiful (it’s known by everyone as Titanic Mills as it was built the same year as the Titanic,I think the spa is even called Titanic spa,but the proper name for the renovated Mills is Linthwaite Mills,and what a great job they’ve done of it too,still has all its old character on the outside when walking past)
 

Marianna

Dedicated Member
The plans look quite tasteful to me and the building is grade 2 listed so English Heritage will monitor any development. You naturally always get objections from locals to any new local developments, in the UK we call them NIMBYS (not in my back yard!) A development isn't perfect but if the building remains derelict it's only going to get worse and become an eyesore. I understand locals objections but this has to be the lesser of two evils and may help some of the local first time buyers buy locally.
How heavy was traffic when the mill was in full operation compared to the likely traffic when development is complete? Will the flats be priced for first-time home buyers, or is the developer aiming for the high end of the market?
 
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