PLANS to turn an old mill in Oxenhope into new homes continue to face opposition, despite amendments to the proposals.

A revised application for for Brooks Meeting Mill, in West Shaw Lane, was considered by members of Oxenhope Parish Council at their latest monthly meeting.

The developer wants to turn the former mill into seven homes and construct five new houses next to it. This is a reduction in the number of new build homes previously applied for – that proposal was for 10 new houses next to the mill.

An earlier application for the same site, featuring five homes in the mill and five outside, was granted permission back in 2015.

Reacting to the most recent application, Councillor David Ashcroft said: "I think this is an encouraging amendment to the previous plans which raised a lot of concerns.

"Even though there will be fewer homes, they will still be very visible.

"Although these proposals are an improvement on what we had before I do have reservations about them.

"We should continue to press on the highways issue and the traffic impact this development will have on what is a very narrow road."

Cllr Ashcroft said the parish council should recommend refusal on highways grounds.

He said he was also concerned the proposed new houses would have too much of a suburban, "town house" appearance for this rural location.

Developer Phil Maudsley, also present at the meeting, said the highways situation was out of his control, though argued the conversion and additional homes would not generate a much higher volume of traffic.

He added: "I've made amendments to the plans to try and take on board comments made at the last parish council meeting.

"I feel I've gone a long way towards satisfying your requirements. I've lived in the village for 28 years and it's important that I listen to what people have to say.

"But it is a commercial development that needs to succeed."

The decision on the revised plans will be made by Bradford Council.