Plans to refurbish and convert the interior of the historic Loggans Mill building in Hayle to provide sixteen affordable rented homes for local people have taken a step forward, following the granting of planning permission.
The scheme will provide eight one bedroom and eight two bedroom flats to meet local affordable housing need.
Originally constructed in 1852, the five-storey granite corn mill is in poor condition and is currently covered in scaffolding. The scheme, led by Cornwall Council, will secure the long-term future of the Grade II listed building subject to securing the necessary grant funding needed. In order to preserve the historic integrity of the building, external alterations are to be kept to a minimum.
“Loggans Mill is one of the most important industrial sites in Hayle “said the council’s portfolio holder for housing Olly Monk.
“The decision by the planning committee to grant planning approval means we can bring this dilapidated building back into use at the same time as providing much needed accommodation for local people.”
He added: “The Loggans Mill scheme is a big project, requiring specialist technical expertise and a concerted effort to preserve an important part of local Cornish history. Having successfully secured planning permission and listed building consent, we will move now to try and find a partner to come on board and redevelop the site for us and help us revitalise this really important part of Hayle.”