A £10 MILLION housing scheme is planned for a former mill site.

Skipton Properties has revealed proposals to build up to 60 homes on the Ebor Mill plot, in Haworth.

The developer has pledged to "sympathetically" transform the site and create a "hamlet-style community" in the village.

But concerns have been voiced that the scheme could lead to traffic problems, take away much-needed parking spaces and put further strain on infrastructure.

The Ebor Lane site has been derelict since 2010, when fire ravaged the 140-year-old mill.

Much of the building was subsequently deemed unsafe and demolished.

Skipton Properties says it intends conserving what remains of the structure and incorporating it into the project, which would see between 47 and 60 homes – two, three and four-bedroomed – constructed.

The company, which aims to submit a planning application to Bradford Council this summer, is staging a public consultation session at Haworth Village Hall today (July 4) to give residents the chance to view the plans and air their opinions.

The drop-in takes place at the Butt Lane building between 6pm and 8.30pm.

Several directors from the firm, including managing director Sarah Barraclough, will be on hand to talk to visitors.

She told us: "We have a long history of building in and around the area and understand the character of Haworth, which is why we have acquired the site.

"We'd like to bring this disused and derelict mill back to life and create a hamlet-style community in the heart of Haworth.

"We’re looking forward to meeting local residents to tell them more and answer their questions."

Worth Valley district councillor Rebecca Poulsen, who lives in the village, says people don't want to see derelict sites.

But she adds that the scheme has got to be right and she has several concerns about Skipton Properties' proposals.

"Looking at the initial plans one of my biggest worries is about access to the site," said Cllr Poulsen.

"It is a narrow lane and the junction with the main road is already difficult. There doesn't appear to be any plan to improve that.

"I'm also concerned that houses proposed on the main road would seem to mean the loss of some parking spaces in Mill Hey. Parking is a massive issue now without any further impact.

"Infrastructure is also a factor. We have a housing scheme at Bridgehouse Mills in the village which is nearing completion. Increasing pressure is being put on facilities such as GP surgeries and the schools."

Cllr Poulsen is urging residents to make their views known.

"I welcome the fact that a consultation session is being held – local knowledge and input is extremely important," she added. "I just hope concerns are taken on board."