Demolish Halifax textile mill for 22 houses
36 Textile mills remain in Halifax of the hundreds that would once punctuate this industrial landscape.
Spring Hall Mills is one of the remaining mills and has been derelict for some time, but the building and particularly the domineering Mill Street main edifice is robust and could very easily be converted into flats.
I fully understand the developer wanting to use the workshop space to the rear as a brownfield site, but it would be quite easy (and lucrative) to use the main building to supplement the 22 houses will a number of flats. This takes care of tenure mix, affordability quotas, and heritage contributions.
The footprint of the front building could be saved at the expense of two detached houses.
Although architecturally unremarkable, the mill is vital to this fantastic example of stone built landscape of terraced streets converging on the economic lifeblood that is the mill. This streetscape is West Yorkshire embodied.
Developer North Point Living, please keep it in tact (and increase your returns in the process)