Hebden Bridge could get new supermarket and hotel

Brown site at Mytholm, Hebden Bridge
Brown site at Mytholm, Hebden Bridge

A £6 million proposal to transform a derelict Hebden Bridge site with a hotel and supermarket is starting to take shape.

Plans have been submitted to Calderdale Council for a 50-bedroom hotel and a small-scale supermarket on the former Brown’s site at Mytholm, which would create 100 jobs.

Dennis Deakin from architects Moreton-Deakin Associates said the supermarket client they decide to work with will fit the character of Hebden Bridge.

“With the hotel, we are talking about providing something that meets all the requirements of a tourist town,” he added.

“It might not attract more people to the town, but it will keep more people in the town and boost trade.”

Mr Deakin said the plan is to make the site self-sufficient by reinstating the original water turbine that once powered the old mill textile mill on King Street. The design would use locally-sourced material in a bid to reduce project’s carbon foot print and there would also be cycle hoops to encourage people to travel by bike.

An meeting, called by Friends of Mytholm, is set to be held on Sunday from noon at The Stubbing Wharf. Leading the discussion will be town planner Chris Standish. There will be lunch, a discussion and a walk down to the proposed site.