Retirement apartments plan for former Leek textile mill

PLANS have been drawn up to convert an historic former Leek silk mill into retirement apartments.

Portland Mill, in Portland Street, dates back to the 1880’s when Britain had a thriving textile industry.

The disused site has been the subject of a previously successful planning application for 35 homes.

The developer is to consult with local residents and also organise a public exhibition later this year.