£4 million project could turn derelict Gleadells Mill site into new homes
A developer has revealed plans to turn a derelict site into a multi-million-pound housing estate.
Gordon Tulley bought the Gleadells Mill site near Kirton in Lindsey nearly eight years ago, but has struggled to find private investors to back the project.
He had previously planned to transform the derelict mill into modern apartments, but has now adjusted the plans to suit the demand for housing.
Mr Tulley wants to demolish the building, off Station Road, to make space for 45 to 50 homes as part of a £4 million project to rejuvenate the area.
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In an attempt to hold onto the history of the mill, he plans to build a replica mill – a third of the size – that will house between 18 and 21 apartments.
Mr Tulley said: "I have had planning permission for five years to develop the site, but it was not a viable place for apartments. I want to make that area of land more presentable. Initially I had plans to bring it forward by renovating the mill building, but the market changed against us.
"Now we want to realise the asset and bring it forward. We feel that there is a definite need in Kirton in Lindsey for this sort of housing.
"There are already six occupied terraced homes next to the mill, which shows that people are happy to live in the area. We are trying to offer a mix of housing because we feel that Kirton in Lindsey has the potential to grow.
"We are still going through the motions of drawing up plans and hope to submit them to North Lincolnshire Council in December."
Currently the plans involve 45 to 50 homes, including six terraced homes, 18 to 21 apartments in the rebuilt mill building, and a range of detached and semi-detached houses.
The plans will also include off-road parking for some properties, undercroft parking and open green space.
Mr Tulley hopes the project will start by next summer, taking 18 months to complete.
He revealed the plans at Kirton's latest town council meeting to gauge reaction.