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Bill of millions to revive Brierfield mill

MILLIONS of pounds of extra investment will be required to ensure an East Lancashire landmark is turned into an employment or homes hub.

Brierfield Mills will now be under the control of a specially-created subsidiary of Pendle Council’s enterprise arm, PEARL2.

But the £1.5million secured for the former Smith and Nephew site from the Homes and Communities Agency, is only the beginning of regeneration efforts, borough councillors have been told.

Council leader Coun Mike Blomeley said bids would now be drawn up for significant funding from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), alongside the private sector.

“We also hope we can secure some lettings for Brierfield Mill to provide some income over the next few months,” he added.

Coun Blomeley, who has announced he will be retiring as council leader on health grounds, said it would be Pendle’s ‘flagship regeneration project’ for the next 10 years.

The grade II-listed mill has been vacant since medical supplies firm BSN closed down operations more than six years ago.

Work is also progressing on the conversion of the nearby Lob Lane Mill into housing and proposals are being formulated to revive empty land off Clitheroe Road.

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8:16pm Mon 26 Mar 12

everywhere is sh1t says...

another waste of tax payers money when the country is going down the toilet
another waste of tax payers money when the country is going down the toilet everywhere is sh1t
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8:46pm Mon 26 Mar 12

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

should have knocked it down then we could have an electric timetable on the bus station,instead of wasting money buying it!!!
should have knocked it down then we could have an electric timetable on the bus station,instead of wasting money buying it!!! ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
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9:40pm Mon 26 Mar 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
should have knocked it down then we could have an electric timetable on the bus station,instead of wasting money buying it!!!
lol good thinking batman
[quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: should have knocked it down then we could have an electric timetable on the bus station,instead of wasting money buying it!!![/p][/quote]lol good thinking batman Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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11:16pm Mon 26 Mar 12

carrman2 says...

Whats the point of all this ,whatever development is planned just think of access roads in and out ,This mill was built when the Railway was thriving and canal was a worthwhile source of transporting goods,,
Whats the point of all this ,whatever development is planned just think of access roads in and out ,This mill was built when the Railway was thriving and canal was a worthwhile source of transporting goods,, carrman2
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11:30pm Mon 26 Mar 12

superyob says...

It's in Brierfield ! ................. 'nuff said !
It's in Brierfield ! ................. 'nuff said ! superyob
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1:08am Tue 27 Mar 12

ToffeeGuy says...

carrman2 wrote:
Whats the point of all this ,whatever development is planned just think of access roads in and out ,This mill was built when the Railway was thriving and canal was a worthwhile source of transporting goods,,
So was Salts Mill in Saltaire.

Seems the Council are damned if they do and damned if they don't.

Let's get behind the council and Pearl2 and support this enterprise.
[quote][p][bold]carrman2[/bold] wrote: Whats the point of all this ,whatever development is planned just think of access roads in and out ,This mill was built when the Railway was thriving and canal was a worthwhile source of transporting goods,,[/p][/quote]So was Salts Mill in Saltaire. Seems the Council are damned if they do and damned if they don't. Let's get behind the council and Pearl2 and support this enterprise. ToffeeGuy
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9:34am Tue 27 Mar 12

everywhere is sh1t says...

ToffeeGuy wrote:
carrman2 wrote:
Whats the point of all this ,whatever development is planned just think of access roads in and out ,This mill was built when the Railway was thriving and canal was a worthwhile source of transporting goods,,
So was Salts Mill in Saltaire.

Seems the Council are damned if they do and damned if they don't.

Let's get behind the council and Pearl2 and support this enterprise.
ok you pay for it and i will get behind it but no it is not you paying for it just more money being wasted
[quote][p][bold]ToffeeGuy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carrman2[/bold] wrote: Whats the point of all this ,whatever development is planned just think of access roads in and out ,This mill was built when the Railway was thriving and canal was a worthwhile source of transporting goods,,[/p][/quote]So was Salts Mill in Saltaire. Seems the Council are damned if they do and damned if they don't. Let's get behind the council and Pearl2 and support this enterprise.[/p][/quote]ok you pay for it and i will get behind it but no it is not you paying for it just more money being wasted everywhere is sh1t
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12:38pm Tue 27 Mar 12

hugofakenham says...

so the negatives come from a superyob, a slum dweller and someone with the attitude that everywhere is sh1t .............lord help us.........why don't you all move and let the council get on with it ?
so the negatives come from a superyob, a slum dweller and someone with the attitude that everywhere is sh1t .............lord help us.........why don't you all move and let the council get on with it ? hugofakenham
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2:35pm Tue 27 Mar 12

everywhere is sh1t says...

hugofakenham wrote:
so the negatives come from a superyob, a slum dweller and someone with the attitude that everywhere is sh1t .............lord help us.........why don't you all move and let the council get on with it ?
if i had the money i would but i work for a living meaning i am skint you muppet and yes i do have a attitude when my taxes are paying for this and the dole dossers,and the immigrants,and every other swindler in this counrty,freedom of speech
[quote][p][bold]hugofakenham[/bold] wrote: so the negatives come from a superyob, a slum dweller and someone with the attitude that everywhere is sh1t .............lord help us.........why don't you all move and let the council get on with it ?[/p][/quote]if i had the money i would but i work for a living meaning i am skint you muppet and yes i do have a attitude when my taxes are paying for this and the dole dossers,and the immigrants,and every other swindler in this counrty,freedom of speech everywhere is sh1t
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9:26pm Thu 5 Apr 12

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

hugofakenham wrote:
so the negatives come from a superyob, a slum dweller and someone with the attitude that everywhere is sh1t .............lord help us.........why don't you all move and let the council get on with it ?
you must work for pendle council or its partner Barnfields.
[quote][p][bold]hugofakenham[/bold] wrote: so the negatives come from a superyob, a slum dweller and someone with the attitude that everywhere is sh1t .............lord help us.........why don't you all move and let the council get on with it ?[/p][/quote]you must work for pendle council or its partner Barnfields. ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
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