Plans to transform part of a Grade II-listed mill in Silsden into housing have been put on hold.

Architects last year drew up blueprints to create five townhouses out of the weaving shed at Waterloo Mill in Howden Road, built in the 1870s.

But when no developers came forward, the owners sold the building.

Waterloo Mill is listed for protection by English Heritage but a prominent part of it – the weaving shed – has been little more than a facade of the original building for several years.

Early last year, Bradford Council granted planning permission to turn the shed into townhouses.

Leeds-based Park Designed group drew up the plans in the hope a developer would buy the building.

Edward Park, from Park Designed, told the Keighley News no developers were interested in taking the scheme forward and added: “My client sold the property as a storage/warehouse unit.”

The mill complex includes an engine room with one of the few surviving vertical steam engines.