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Campaigner welcomes plans for derelict site in Dudley Hill

Green Party campaigner Matt Edwards has welcomed a planning application for new industrial units on a former mill site in Dudley Hill that has been plagued by fly tipping. 

The planning application will see fifteen light industrial units with a total floor space of 1,680sq.m.

The site has been derelict since 2011 when the red brick Ben Hillas Mill (also known as Ackroyd Mills) was demolished following an arson attack.

Matt Edwards has said:

“I have been in contact with residents living on Compton Street whose houses backing on to the site for a few years now. We are all pleased to see something is finally going to get done to bring the site back into use.

“Whilst I know there are some small concerns about some of the finer details, the developer has already been talking to residents and it looks like their views are going to be considered.

Matt added, “Looking at the plans, there will be 34 new parking spaces and the developer wants to make ten of them have electric vehicle charging points.

“This is well above the minimum requirements set out in the planning policies and shows that the developer is looking to create a good quality industrial development – something we really need in this part of Bradford.”