A MILL conversion is on hold because of fears about disturbance to a bat colony.
Developers have withdrawn their plan to think again about their bid to build flats at Firths Mills on Stoney Battery Road, off Manchester Road.
The Examiner revealed on Wednesday how CE Properties wanted to create 23 flats in the vacant building.
West Yorkshire Ecology Service had voiced fears over roosting bats at the four-storey Victorian mill.
There were also worries about a lack of parking places.
The plan was withdrawn shortly before it was due to be considered by councillors at a town hall meeting in Huddersfield yesterday.