Plans to demolish the derelict Hayman’s Mill in Westford, Rockwell Green, and build eight detached houses on the site have been rejected by Wellington councillors, who recommended refusal to the TDBC planners.
There were various grounds for their objections, ranging from density to history. “It’s a historic area of the town and this proposal isn’t in keeping with that,” commented Cllr Andrew Govier. “The building is deteriorating and is now just a shell.”
Cllr Janet Lloyd felt that “eight houses pushed into a small triangle of land” was a gross over-development of the site. “These houses would be a lot on the landscape,” added Cllr Janet Reed.
Other councillors commented on the dangers presented by the site being on almost right-angle bend on a narrow road servicing other dwellings.