DLG Architects’ plan to regenerate Skipton’s Belle Vue Mills gets go-ahead.

Planning permission has been granted for a scheme that DLG Architects say will transform a four listed mill buildings in Skipton, North Yorkshire. The project at Belle Vue Mills includes 110 residential apartments, 14 town houses, 2,800m2 of new offices, four large retail outlets and a fitness centre. Novo Homes will develop the site.

DLG architects says it has designed the scheme to compliment existing facilities in Skipton, and that it hopes that when work is complete Belle Vue Mills will act as a unified extension to the town centre. Its design will retain much of the original stone exterior of the buildings, with minimal structural changes, and will concentrate on modernising them internally.

Nick Mortimer of DLG said: "We are delighted to have secured full planning approval to deliver this exciting scheme that combines careful conservation and state of the art design techniques to deliver something quite unique for Skipton. We have been careful to ensure that we retain character but also provide a more sustainable development that integrates well with existing town-centre facilities with accessibility for all. We are already in talks with several high street retail operators that a keen to take space in the scheme."