RESIDENTS will get the chance to see more detailed plans for the ambitious transformation of a historic Leigh building.
The Leigh Building Preservation Trust (LBPT), which is campaigning to redevelop the grade II-listed Leigh Spinners Mill, will showcase the floorplans and a draft master plan for the multi-million pound proposals.
The latest consultation event at Bedford High School will also allow people to see how ideas from the first two consultation sessions have been incorporated into the plans.
The mill is currently home to artificial turf and floor covering business Leigh Spinners, but the Trust plans to transform the building into a community venue housing sports facilities, rooms for hire and shops as well as renovating the historic wheel house.
LBPT chair Trevor Barton said: “We’ve made considerable progress with the regeneration plans. This time we are hoping to personalise the feedback we receive by holding some themed workshops, giving everyone the opportunity to have their say, offer their suggestions and be involved in creating the future of the building.”
The LBPT plans to follow up the latest consultation event by applying for Heritage Lottery funding to secure the future of the engine house, saying there is a danger of the roof falling if there is snow this winter.
Mr Barton said: “We need to demonstrate the support of the local community, and it’s important that we have as many people attending as possible and bringing friends too.
“Everyone who sets foot in the hall will help us to persuade the Heritage Lottery decision-makers.”
The latest consultation event on the future of Leigh Spinners Mill takes place in the upper school hall at Bedford High School on October 2 from 6pm until 8pm.
For further information about the renovation proposals, visit www.leighspinnersmill.co.uk or search for Friends of Leigh Spinners on Facebook.