Calderdale mills could provide space for a number of new homes

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Planned mill conversions could create 35 new homes in Calderdale if they are approved.

Calderdale Council has already given permission for a firm to convert the existing Denholme Mill, Burnley Road, Luddenden Foot, to form 13 apartments and an extension to create a new stairwell on southern elevation with an extended parking area to south.

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The building is used as a retail sale space for outdoor and camping equipment sales and car parking will be provided for 18 cars in a communal car parking arrangement.

Meanwhile, among applications submitted to the council are two more conversion plans.

Mr Richard Smith has applied to the council for outline planning permission to demolish existing buildings at Crimsworth Dyeworks, Midgehole Road, Hebden Bridge, in order to build 14 homes.

In business terms the council says the site is no longer suitable for employment use due to its remoteness and inadequate access.

Planning and development surveyors Robert Halstead in a supporting report says plans for seven homes at the site had been approved in 2015.

The proposal would replace the disused buildings with 14 homes, utilising a brownfield site whilst maintaining the openness and visual amenity of the green belt.

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New homes for the area could be developed without causing undue harm to highway safety or the ecology of area, says the report.

And Bradford company Ryhm Ltd want to convert and extend the existing Gate Head Mill at Gate Head Lane, Greetland, to create eight homes, demolish existing outbuildings and create a new new access.

Any submissions on the latter two applications must be made to the council by July 5.