Hilltop Works, Chapeltown, Leeds

Another grand old Mill building near Leeds is to be razed for housing:


Here is an aerial view of the existing site. I can not find any close up images of the buildings sadly.

Hilltop works aerial

Not the most inspiring Victorian building, but impressive nonetheless. As ever it is a shame the developer can’t see the value in conversion to domestic rather than erecting a suburban utopia. A lot of the site would need to be thinned out granted, but if the main edifice of the mill building could be retained, then another fragment of our unique industrial landscape would remain in place.

I am also quite sure that this building is situated in a conversation area – specifically a conservation area predicated on industrial heritage.As ever such designations are entirely meaningless when pit against the planning concepts of brown field land and five year housing supplies.


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