The existing buildings were constructed as water powered linen mills in the early 19th C, fed from the dams above the site. The surrounding land area was used initially for the bleaching of the cloth produced in the mills, thereafter saw the development of  prestigious residences for the mill owners. 

More recently the buildings were used to support light industrial manufacturing. Situated within attractive green belt countryside, justification for re-use of the buildings was presented on the grounds of sustainability of recycling existing buildings and management of the green belt to avoid dereliction in existing stock. Planning committee “minded to approve” was achieved for selective demolition and for conversion  of the remainder to residential use, comprising 41 terraced and flatted homes, subject to section 75 agreement.

Services Provided:

  • Preparation of design statement in support of allowing development on the site.

  • Preparation of residential scheme design up to committee “minded to approve” subject to section 75.

  • Assistance with negotiation section 75 agreement






Midtonfield Mills