ADM Mill, Mill Street Developments, c Google Earth

The mill was most recently home to ADM Milling. Credit: Google Earth

Plans for Liverpool flour mill demolition stalled

Colin Smith & Sons will have to hold off on its plans to tear down the vacant Mill Street building for now after the city council asked for more information on the plans for the site.

Liverpool City Council has scuppered Mill Street Developments’ proposals to demolish the former Dingle flour mill, having refused the current application due to limited details of the proposed aftertreatment of the site.

Fears have also been raised about the potential impact of the demolition on nearby occupiers, ecology, and heritage assets, as well as possible sewer damage.

The authority has stated that it is happy to work with the developer on a resubmission of the plans. More information will need to provided in order to secure approval for the scheme, including the method of demolition, a historic building investigation, and a site waste management plan.

Mill Street Developments bought the mill building, also known as South End Mills, in February for £1.1m with plans to restore the site.

The property dates back to around 1872 and has been occupied by Wilson-King, Spillers, and ADM in its time. Now unoccupied, the plot has become unsafe and requires immediate work, according to a covering letter submitted by NJL Consulting.

Plans were submitted for the demolition last month, with Colin Smith & Sons lined up to begin the process this week.

To learn more about the plans, search for application number 23PM/2577 on Liverpool City Council’s planning portal.

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Can this building be converted into flats?maybe some of it can but perhaps not the high-rise bit. There’s no doubt it’s a local iconic landmark but then again so is the Abbey cinema but no use has been found for it and Lidl abandoned their plans. Personally feel if the mill is demolished at least a 15 storey replacement is required, and NO bungalows please.

By Anonymous

Keep it

By Anonymous

I used to live near it in the heights…..the fan on the roof used to be clanging all night long

By Anonymous

why could they not just convert it into flats – we are losing all these fabulous buildings – I would much rather live in a converted mill than new build rubbish. Bit of character and history.

By Bob Dawson

The mill dates back near 400 odd years and I’m sure certain parts of the site are listed, the question is what would Mill Street Developments do with the site? The mill is kind of a landmark for one but there’s plenty of aspects to be aware of ie.. Rats & Asbestos as opposed to what has been mentioned above

By Anon

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