House builder acquires site of former textile mill

Leeds-based house builder, Chartford Homes, has acquired prime development land in Burley in Wharfedale.

It will form a key part of the transformation of the historic Greenholme Mills site into a residential scheme.

The 1.5-acre site was marketed by Dacres Commercial, on behalf of development company, MMR Estates and has planning permission for 20 three and four-bedroom homes as well as six apartments.

Chartford Homes plans to start work on the development immediately.

Greenholme Mills operated as a textile mill from 1790 until 1967. Its location next to the River Wharfe made it the largest water-powered mill in England.

Following this latest land sale, the entire estate will be fully redeveloped, with MMR Estates already transforming the former mill buildings into a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments, which will launch in September.

Dacres Commercial is part of Yorkshire estate agent Dacre, Son & Hartley and the company’s new homes division has also been appointed by MMR Estates and Chartford Homes to market all the new homes within the development.

Chris Thompson, managing director at Chartford Homes, said: “Burley in Wharfedale is a highly sought-after village for homebuyers with good schools, a railway station and a great selection of local amenities.

“There’s no doubt this will be a place people will love to live. We are now looking forward to commencing work on site, with the first homes due to be released for sale towards the end of this year.”

Matthew Brear, senior associate at Dacres Commercial, said: “Completing this sale to Chartford Homes, following a strategically targeted marketing campaign, is extremely pleasing.

“Chartford’s attention to detail and high-quality finish will complement MMR Estates’ sympathetic redevelopment of the historic mill buildings perfectly.”

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