Company ordered to make Colne demolition site more secure

Oak Mill on Skipton Road before demolition
Oak Mill on Skipton Road before demolition

The owners of a ’dangerous’ demolition site in Colne have been ordered to make the site secure.

Burnley Magistrates’ Court heard how the former home of Oak Mill had become a hazard with large potholes and debris remaining from the demolition.

The mill, in Skipton Road, was demolished earlier last year following calls from local councillors and residents but has since been the cause of further concern.

But the hearing was told the “danger” site had uneven surfaces and there was open access to the land.

Owners Gallon Ltd, based in Douglas on the Isle of Man, were brought before the court by Pendle Council for failure to comply with a court order requiring the execution of work on the demolition of a dangerous building.

On Thursday, magistrates gave the company 14 days to secure the perimeter of the site under Section 77 of the Building Act 1984.