Did you know that in late August we were granted planning permission for two historic sites in Haworth? Apartments in the former Bridgehouse Mill building at The Bridge are already on sale, as you may have seen, and work is already underway at the second site: Ebor Mills.
We acquired the Grade II listed Ebor Mills site in 2018 and have since worked tirelessly to create a housing scheme that fits into its historic surroundings and the local area. Our final plans have evolved quite dramatically from the plans previewed during the public consultation in July 2019, with the final approved scheme taking feedback from local residents into account.
The Ebor Mills site dates back to 1819, and we will transform existing, listed buildings that once housed important mill functions, including the spinning mill, warehouse, economiser and boiler house, into 14 unique and modern homes. We’ll also restore the original chimney, maintaining the site’s distinctive silhouette and roof line. The weaving sheds will be demolished, but in their place we will build 24 new homes in a variety of styles designed to pay tribute to the site’s industrial heritage. Our homes will have between two and four bedrooms and we will only be building on brownfield, previously industrial land.
We’ll carry out a substantial programme of road improvements to Ebor Lane, with the aim of improving visibility and creating safer routes for pedestrians, and on-site parking for residents and visitors will be provided. Public access to the site will also be included, so that Haworth’s rich industrial history can be enjoyed and appreciated by all.
Work is already well underway and we anticipate that the first homes at Ebor Mills will be ready for customers in Spring 2021. We’ll be releasing information on our homes soon – make sure you’ve registered to receive updates here.
Sarah Barraclough, our Managing Director, said: “I’m delighted that long-awaited planning permission was granted for two developments we feel so passionate about. We’re glad to have been given the opportunity to deliver a proportion of the 400 much-needed new homes that the council has committed to provide in Haworth by 2030.
“Winning permission for these landmark regenerative projects after months of uncertainty is a testament to the hard work, thought and care put into the applications by many members of our team. We hope the beautiful homes we will create and the works we will carry out to enhance the surrounding area, especially at Ebor Mills, will help to reassure residents, and that these two completely rejuvenated sites will be places everyone can feel proud of for years to come.”