134 homes for historic Nelson mill site?

Nelson mill scene for sale to build houses. (S)
Nelson mill scene for sale to build houses. (S)

A key mill site which has the capacity to provide 134 brand new houses in Nelson is on the market.

Yorkshire property company Eshton is ready to consider bids to buy the former Reedyford Mill site alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Outline planning permission to transform the mill site into a quality residential quarter has already been granted by Pendle Council. The old mill is currently being demolished and the site will be clear by mid-October.

The 6.19-acre site has already attracted a good deal of interest from a number of regional and national housebuilders. Permission has been granted for 134 two, three and four-bed houses with gardens and parking.

Mike Dove of Leeds-based property consultants Dove Haigh Phillips, who are marketing it, said: “This development will regenerate an important part of an historic mill town. It is superbly located close to the M65 motorway and will provide much-needed modern family homes for Nelson. This development is attracting serious interest.

“The site occupies a prominent gateway position. It has two access points, from Scotland Road close to Junction 13 of the M65 and Pendle Street, next to Morrisons supermarket. There is no doubt that Reedyford Mill is a superb site and is ready for regeneration. These quality houses will provide a tremendous boost for Nelson’s economy.”

The surrounding area is a mix of early 20th Century terraced housing, retail business and open space. Recreational facilities, including Victoria Park, are less than 500 metres away. Nelson town centre is within short walking distance. Nelson and Colne College is nearby, together with easy access to the surrounding Lancashire countryside.

The joint marketing agents are Trevor Dawson of Burnley. For further information, contact Robert Beaumont of Robert Beaumont Associates on 01423 323139.