Greenholme Mills Phase 1 – West Yorkshire
Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley
Bowman Riley is supporting the redevelopment of Greenholme Mills, a historic West Yorkshire mill site, into a major riverside residential scheme in the highly sought-after village of Burley in Wharfedale.
Greenholme Mills operated as a successful textile mill from 1790 until 1967, and its location next to the River Wharfe made it the largest water-powered mill in England. In recent years, the site had been used for a variety of commercial and industrial purposes but was underused and unsustainable in its existing form.
Developer MMR purchased the site with planning consent for a residential development. Bowman Riley was introduced to the scheme to make design and layout amendments to maximise the value of the land. We achieved planning consent for MMR, who subsequently sold part of the site to Chartford Homes.
We then began working for Chartford Homes to alter the design and layout to meet their requirements and space standards whilst continuing to work with MMR on the remainder of the site. In consideration of highways issues at the site entrance and site boundary works, we re-laid out the properties. We reduced the number of homes to 24, removing one plot, to create bigger gardens and driveways to the properties. We prepared the construction drawings in line with Chartford Homes’ standards and coordinated with Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s building control team to ensure the efficient progress of the scheme.
The Greenholme development contributes to the supply of homes in the village surrounded by countryside, which this site takes full advantage of with riverside walks on the doorstep. The development comprises 18 four-bedroom townhouses and six one-two bedroom apartments. The properties have been designed to have slightly different features whilst maintaining the same overall aesthetic to unite the development.
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