AN old mill site has been left “looking like Colditz” according to a resident.
Jack Dodds is angry at the state of the old Broadhead and Graves mill in Kirkheaton.
The land has been derelict since the mill was torn down. But now a metal fence has been put up by Hartley Property Group.
Mr Dodds, 74, said: “It looks like an eyesore. I appreciate there has to be a fence, but this fence is grey with spikes at the top.
“It looks like a prison camp fence, like Colditz.”
Mr Dodds, who has lived on Daw Knowle for 34 years, believes the fence gives a bad impression of his village.
He said: “When you drive into Kirkheaton and see that, you get the impression that the place is barricaded in.”
Bradford-based Hartley Property Group bought the land for housing development.
Mr Dodds said: “The problem is how long it may take to get the housing built, given the economic circumstances.”
Hartley Property Group could not be reached for comment.