A DEVELOPER turning Huddersfield's disused mills into luxury flats has embarked on a more traditional housing scheme.
Honley-based Lanson Developments has begun work on a £3.5m project to build 16 three- storey houses at Thongsbridge.
The development at Old Mill Lane contrasts sharply with Lanson's previous schemes to convert former mills into luxury flats.
Lanson is building 10 three- storey, semi-detached houses and six terraced houses in Old Mill Lane.
Prices will begin at £204,950.
Sales and marketing manager Richard Brown said: "The site is surrounded by mature fields and woodland, with the River Holme running alongside.
"With great road links, excellent amenities and minutes from open countryside, Thongsbridge is a highly desirable residential location."
Mr Brown said each house would have a sun lounge, open dining area, kitchen, three bedrooms, a single garage, a terrace, a downstairs cloakroom and two bathrooms.
They would be furnished in traditional style and have a room which could become a study, playroom or bedroom.
The houses are being built in black-faced stone - in keeping with older cottages in the area - and will feature cobbled driveways and landscaped gardens.
The development is due for completion at the end of the year, although houses will go on sale from next month.
Lanson is continuing work on 1535 The Melting Pot - its massive conversion of the former Priestroyd Mill in Firth Street.
The company also carried out the John William Court flats development on John William Street in Huddersfield town centre and similar conversions at Marsh, Lindley and Oakes.
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