ANOTHER mill could be demolished to make way for luxury flats.
Prickleden Mill near Holmfirth has been earmarked by local developer Conroy Brook for a 46-unit retirement complex.
The mill, south of the famous Holme Valley town off Woodhead Road, has been empty for some time and developers have deemed it unsuitable for industrial use due to its narrow access road.
Conroy Brook held a public consultation with residents last year and its proposal has now been lodged with planners at Kirklees Council.
The Brockholes-based developer plans to completely clear the site by the River Holme and replace it with 46 one and two bedroom apartments for the over 55s.
The complex would comprise five blocks built from natural stone.
One block, next to the former mill dam, would be four stories high while the others would be three stories or lower.
A new access road to the development is proposed from Lower Mill Lane and the developers also plan to demolish the bridge over the river and replace it with a new one.
Landscaped gardens will be created around the mill pond with decking for residents to enjoy views towards Holme Moss.