Apartments plan tabled for historic Leek silk mill

NEW life is ready to be instilled into an historic Leek silk mill – subject to planning approval.

Portland Mill  has housed a number of small-scale commerical operations since closing in 2004.

Retirement accommodation provider McCarthy and Stone have submitted plans for 49 apartments.

The proposed development will also incorporate 33 car parking spaces and landscaped gardens.

The developers say they will retain the mid-19th Century building’s Queen Street facade