Disused Blackburn mill could be brought back to life

Disused Blackburn mill could be brought back to life

Disused Blackburn mill could be brought back to life

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A DISUSED mill could be brought back into life after new plans were submitted.

Brookhouse Lane Mill in Blackburn has been closed for some years but could now become part of the Whalley Range Bazaar.

Tabinda Afzal has submitted the proposal to Blackburn with Darwen Council to convert the old mill for retail and storage use.

A design and access statement submitted with the proposal said: “It is the view of the local Asian community that the main commercial area of Whalley Range is now fully developed and there are no properties available to expand the level of service provision they seek.

“The only way to achieve this is to look to utilise available and appropriate vacant buildings.

“This is wholly sustainable and recognised as the most beneficial way forward for securing the future economic and social success of Whalley Range.

“The premises have clearly been used for commercial/industrial purposes in the past.

“They are currently vacant and falling into disrepair, particularly internally. The premises are not listed.

“The building is not in particularly good condition externally but it is internally where the most damage to the fabric of the building can be seen.

“It is in need of significant upgrading.”

Shear Brow councillor Suleman Khonat said: “Whalley Range is packed with shops and I suspect parking could be an issue.

“It is an empty building and it is probably one of the oldest in the area and it would be nice to see it in use.

“But we will have to see what the residents think as it is they who will be affected most by any development.”

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4:26pm Sun 17 Aug 14

bow1974 says...

Have i read that rite ? plans have been submitted that's got to be a first.
Have i read that rite ? plans have been submitted that's got to be a first. bow1974
  • Score: 85

7:35pm Sun 17 Aug 14

superdad1 says...

Will there be a Onion going on the roof shortly ?
Will there be a Onion going on the roof shortly ? superdad1
  • Score: 66

9:08pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Rover9920 says...

bow1974 wrote:
Have i read that rite ? plans have been submitted that's got to be a first.
As in every community there are people who abide by rules and regulations and there are some who are ignorant. Same goes for all the people who hide behind a pc and post comments which are unnecessary. You have a family who will work hard and feed themselves and on the other hand you get the cider drinking benefit racking scum. 1.3 Million Indians fought alongside the British during the world wars and its for the high tax paying minorities that this country has come out of the red. As for the planning. The local council will grant anything if they can make money out of it. Take the listed building at the bottom of Montague St as an example and the graves that have been dug up behind it.
[quote][p][bold]bow1974[/bold] wrote: Have i read that rite ? plans have been submitted that's got to be a first.[/p][/quote]As in every community there are people who abide by rules and regulations and there are some who are ignorant. Same goes for all the people who hide behind a pc and post comments which are unnecessary. You have a family who will work hard and feed themselves and on the other hand you get the cider drinking benefit racking scum. 1.3 Million Indians fought alongside the British during the world wars and its for the high tax paying minorities that this country has come out of the red. As for the planning. The local council will grant anything if they can make money out of it. Take the listed building at the bottom of Montague St as an example and the graves that have been dug up behind it. Rover9920
  • Score: -52

8:24am Mon 18 Aug 14

bow1974 says...

Rover9920 wrote:
bow1974 wrote:
Have i read that rite ? plans have been submitted that's got to be a first.
As in every community there are people who abide by rules and regulations and there are some who are ignorant. Same goes for all the people who hide behind a pc and post comments which are unnecessary. You have a family who will work hard and feed themselves and on the other hand you get the cider drinking benefit racking scum. 1.3 Million Indians fought alongside the British during the world wars and its for the high tax paying minorities that this country has come out of the red. As for the planning. The local council will grant anything if they can make money out of it. Take the listed building at the bottom of Montague St as an example and the graves that have been dug up behind it.
Oooooo dear have I hit a nerve looks like more people agree with me dosn't it.
[quote][p][bold]Rover9920[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bow1974[/bold] wrote: Have i read that rite ? plans have been submitted that's got to be a first.[/p][/quote]As in every community there are people who abide by rules and regulations and there are some who are ignorant. Same goes for all the people who hide behind a pc and post comments which are unnecessary. You have a family who will work hard and feed themselves and on the other hand you get the cider drinking benefit racking scum. 1.3 Million Indians fought alongside the British during the world wars and its for the high tax paying minorities that this country has come out of the red. As for the planning. The local council will grant anything if they can make money out of it. Take the listed building at the bottom of Montague St as an example and the graves that have been dug up behind it.[/p][/quote]Oooooo dear have I hit a nerve looks like more people agree with me dosn't it. bow1974
  • Score: 34

5:21pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Rover9920 says...

bow1974 wrote:
Rover9920 wrote:
bow1974 wrote:
Have i read that rite ? plans have been submitted that's got to be a first.
As in every community there are people who abide by rules and regulations and there are some who are ignorant. Same goes for all the people who hide behind a pc and post comments which are unnecessary. You have a family who will work hard and feed themselves and on the other hand you get the cider drinking benefit racking scum. 1.3 Million Indians fought alongside the British during the world wars and its for the high tax paying minorities that this country has come out of the red. As for the planning. The local council will grant anything if they can make money out of it. Take the listed building at the bottom of Montague St as an example and the graves that have been dug up behind it.
Oooooo dear have I hit a nerve looks like more people agree with me dosn't it.
Nah scum cant hit nerves. They just need a pesticide.
[quote][p][bold]bow1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rover9920[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bow1974[/bold] wrote: Have i read that rite ? plans have been submitted that's got to be a first.[/p][/quote]As in every community there are people who abide by rules and regulations and there are some who are ignorant. Same goes for all the people who hide behind a pc and post comments which are unnecessary. You have a family who will work hard and feed themselves and on the other hand you get the cider drinking benefit racking scum. 1.3 Million Indians fought alongside the British during the world wars and its for the high tax paying minorities that this country has come out of the red. As for the planning. The local council will grant anything if they can make money out of it. Take the listed building at the bottom of Montague St as an example and the graves that have been dug up behind it.[/p][/quote]Oooooo dear have I hit a nerve looks like more people agree with me dosn't it.[/p][/quote]Nah scum cant hit nerves. They just need a pesticide. Rover9920
  • Score: -25

8:35pm Mon 18 Aug 14

bow1974 says...

Rover9920 wrote:
bow1974 wrote:
Rover9920 wrote:
bow1974 wrote:
Have i read that rite ? plans have been submitted that's got to be a first.
As in every community there are people who abide by rules and regulations and there are some who are ignorant. Same goes for all the people who hide behind a pc and post comments which are unnecessary. You have a family who will work hard and feed themselves and on the other hand you get the cider drinking benefit racking scum. 1.3 Million Indians fought alongside the British during the world wars and its for the high tax paying minorities that this country has come out of the red. As for the planning. The local council will grant anything if they can make money out of it. Take the listed building at the bottom of Montague St as an example and the graves that have been dug up behind it.
Oooooo dear have I hit a nerve looks like more people agree with me dosn't it.
Nah scum cant hit nerves. They just need a pesticide.
Who said I'm from burnley ????????
[quote][p][bold]Rover9920[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bow1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rover9920[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bow1974[/bold] wrote: Have i read that rite ? plans have been submitted that's got to be a first.[/p][/quote]As in every community there are people who abide by rules and regulations and there are some who are ignorant. Same goes for all the people who hide behind a pc and post comments which are unnecessary. You have a family who will work hard and feed themselves and on the other hand you get the cider drinking benefit racking scum. 1.3 Million Indians fought alongside the British during the world wars and its for the high tax paying minorities that this country has come out of the red. As for the planning. The local council will grant anything if they can make money out of it. Take the listed building at the bottom of Montague St as an example and the graves that have been dug up behind it.[/p][/quote]Oooooo dear have I hit a nerve looks like more people agree with me dosn't it.[/p][/quote]Nah scum cant hit nerves. They just need a pesticide.[/p][/quote]Who said I'm from burnley ???????? bow1974
  • Score: 17

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