More than 100 houses and apartments could be built on the site of a former mill in Burnley’s historic Weavers’ Triangle after it was sold at auction for £576,000.
The open land which once housed the George Street Mill, near Sandygate, was granted outline planning permission in 2013 for 143 residential units plus 40,000sqft. of commercial use.
Burnley Council leader Coun. Mark Townsend said: “I hope this site can be brought back into use.
“There is already a lot of positive work going on in the Weavers’ Triangle area and this site could be a further asset. I see it as a positive move.”
The applicant in 2013 was Burnley entrepreneur Andrew Connolly, but it is not known who bought the site in a recent auction at Manchester City Football Club.
A background report on the 2013 planning application stated: “This application shows ambitious proposals for development of the site that, when implemented, would help lever forward the economic and social development of the Weavers’ Triangle and the borough as a whole.”
There is already a lot of positive work going on in the Weavers’ Triangle area and this site could be a further assetCoun. Mark Townsend
The historic Weavers’ Triangle area of Burnley has seen huge investment in recent years with new businesses and a college setting up home within the former cotton buildings.
Refurbishment of buildings lining the Leeds Liverpool Canal is also ongoing.