Posted by: dianesims | February 27, 2017

Demolition or regeneration – what’s next for Newsome Mills?

weaving sheds at Newsome Mills

“What’s next for Newsome Mills?”

Visit our display at the Growing Newsome event
Saturday 4th March 2017, open 10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

Just over 100 days after the devastating fire at Newsome Mills, a three week public consultation period begins on Tuesday 28th February 2017 to gather responses to the owner’s plans for demolition of the mill. We’ve organised a special display in Newsome village on Saturday 4th March, which will offer advice and information to residents, along with ideas about how the current buildings could be regenerated.

Panorama Living Limited have applied for Listed Building Consent (application number 2017/90377) to demolish the entire ground floor of the mill and the weaving sheds at the corner of Hart Street. Along with the iconic clock tower, these structures formed the main building at Newsome Mills, and were designed and built as single structure in the 1880s. The building is Grade II Listed.

Clock tower at Newsome MillsWe want to make sure that the views of local residents, people who grew up in Newsome and the wider Huddersfield community are considered. If you’re interested in the mill site, please get involved in the public consultation to let Kirklees Council know what you think.

Despite the awful events of last November, we still believe that Newsome Mills is an important part of our future, as well as our past. For anyone who is interested, this is a chance to come and see some ideas about how the area could be regenerated, hear what’s happening with the mill right now, and share aspirations for the future.

Take part in the public consultation

We will also be providing information and advice for anyone who would like to take part in the public consultation (which is open from Tuesday 28th February to Tuesday 21st March 2017).

It’s important to understand that the current application from the owner is seeking permission for demolition of the Grade II Listed buildings. This is different from a standard planning application in which people can comment on specific plans.

This public consultation is purely about whether people are for or against the proposed demolition of Newsome Mill. Our aim is to make sure that local people have a voice in that decision, so we’d like everyone with an interest to take part.

The Newsome Mills Campaign are currently working with Newsome-born architect Richard Hannay and with the Architecture school from the University of Huddersfield to create ideas for the future of Newsome Mills. The aim is to give people a starting point for discussions about what might happen next, and to make sure that the Newsome community have a strong voice in what happens to Newsome Mills.

The “What’s next for Newsome Mills?” display will be open at the Growing Newsome event on Saturday 4th March, from 10am to 1pm at Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6JJ.

If you can’t make it to the event, we will also be sharing further advice about responding to the public consultation via this blog soon.


You might also find this blog useful:

Newsome Mill owner will apply for Listed Building Consent for demolition and clearance works



  1. Reblogged this on Jaffer's blog and commented:
    Make the owners re-build the mills. It’s due to their dragging their feet over the regeneration of the mills for YEARS that this situation has arisen. RE-Build, and at their expense!

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