Another project hits the buffers

Demolition contractor Colin Smith & Sons will have to hold off on its plans to tear down the vacant Mill Street building after the city council asked for more information on the plans for the site.

Liverpool City Council has scuppered Mill Street Developments’ proposals to demolish the former Dingle flour mill, having refused the current application due to limited details of the proposed aftertreatment of the site.

Fears have also been raised about the potential impact of the demolition on nearby occupiers, ecology, and heritage assets, as well as possible sewer damage.

The property dates back to around 1872 and has been occupied by Wilson-King, Spillers, and ADM in its time. Now unoccupied, the plot has become unsafe and requires immediate work, according to a covering letter submitted by NJL Consulting.

Mill Street Developments bought the mill building, also known as South End Mills, in February for £1.1m with plans to restore the site.

The authority has stated that it is happy to work with the developer on a resubmission of the plans. More information will need to provided in order to secure approval for the scheme, including the method of demolition, a historic building investigation, and a site waste management plan.

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