A BUSINESS has lodged its support for an application to demolish a building on the fire-blighted Harris Court Mill site in Great Horton.

The mill complex has been hit by fires in recent months, now an application is seeking approval to demolish a three-storey building to the rear of the site.

Commenting on the plans, Martin Baker said Whaleys Bradford Ltd is "fully supportive".

He said: "We have been advocating the demolition of this mill since 2015 due to all the criminal damage done to this building and our own mill .

"In addition this will remove all further risk of fire (four fires have now happened in the Harris Court complex).

"The three-storey mill is clearly in a dangerous state and we have always been concerned about possible fatalities through fire and/or children accessing the building."

The application says: "The mill has remained empty for over 12 years after Yorkshire Envelopes vacated in 2007. During this period the mill has suffered severe structural issues and has been blighted by vandalism and anti social behaviour.

"After demolition the site will be left safe and tidy and will not adversely effect the surrounding environment."

A determination deadline has been set for September 13.