A disused dyeworks is set to be transformed into luxury homes.
Hoyle Ing Mill, part of James Dyson’s dyeworks in Linthwaite, will be mostly flattened to make way for 13 homes.
The mill, which is in a conservation area, closed more than a decade ago and has become an eyesore.
An ambitious redevelopment plan will see the iconic chimney retained but the two storage tanks across the main Manchester Road – painted with sheep – will be ripped out.
The development will then have open views across the Colne Valley.
Most of the houses will have an entrance off Manchester Road, while two houses will be entered enter via Hoyle Ing. The houses will be built in natural stone and have garages or private parking spaces.
Sean McCaul, director of construction company Redwaters, said the Linthwaite project involved turning an old and tired dyeworks into a modern development.
He said: “We are breathing new life back into the dyeworks and at the same time conserving some of the history. I am sure local residents will love the site once it is finished.”
The company hopes to start on site in the next few months.
It has been advised that demolition of buildings should not be done during the bird breeding season of March to August.
If work does take place during that time the firm must employ wildlife consultants to search for nests.
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