UP to 30 new homes could be built on the site of a mill that was destroyed by fire if planning permission is granted.

Joe Bottomley Ventures wants to build the homes at the 1.1 hectare site – the former Clough Mills at Halifax Road, Shelf, which were wrecked by a devastating blaze 18 years ago.

The company has applied to Calderdale Council seeking initial approval.

The application is for outline permission – establishing principle of development and access – with detailed matters reserved for a full application.

Documents prepared by architects AEW say 12 homes in a terrace, 15 semi-detached or terraced homes, and three detached homes are proposed for the site, bringing a mix of housing.

The 30 dwellings would be arranged to allow for a route through the site, with the addition of a turning point which can be used by refuse vehicles.

Green spaces have been retained and maximised to reduce the development’s impact on the local ecology and “to improve quality of space for residents,” says AEW.

Properties would have two parking spaces each, with the exception of one of the detached homes and ten of the terraced homes which would share parking space outside of the curtilage, say the statements.

A priority “T” junction is proposed for the west of the site at West Street and Shelf Hall Lane and a pedestrian access from the north already exists.