To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Green light for Northlight! Plans get go-ahead

Wednesday, 6th December 2017

“Our ambitious plans to create a new £32m learning, living, working, leisure and cultural destination for the North West entered an exciting new stage this week,” announced Councillor Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council.


Planning permission has been granted for 52 apartments in the iconic Victorian mill and Northlight residents will also have hidden basement parking .  Office spaces for businesses and organisations within the Grade II listed mill, which was built in 1838 alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, also got the go ahead.  And plans to develop a range of eating and drinking businesses within the former Brierfield Mill complex were approved,too.
“This will make our Grade II listed mill a great place to work, live and visit and will create hundreds of jobs,” stated Councillor Iqbal who leads on economic development for Pendle.

Councillor Naeem Ashraf, who chairs the Brierfield and Reedley Area Committee where  planning permission for the exciting plans was approved, said:
“We support the transformation of Brierfield Mill into Northlight – this redevelopment is vitally important for our area.”

Pendle Enterprise And Regeneration Ltd (PEARL) is the joint venture company of Pendle Council and Barnfield Investment Properties which owns Northlight.

History & background

Brierfield Mill was one of the first steam powered cotton spinning mills in the area and in 1890, the mill clattered to the sound of 2,213 looms and 91,000 spindles.  At its prime in 1948 the company owned nearly 80,000 mule spindles in two spinning mills and had 2,800 looms in four weaving sheds.


In 1957 Smith and nephew Textiles Ltd bought the mill for the manufacture of surgical bandages.   In 2001 the company merged with the German company Beiersdorf AG trading under the name BSN Medical – the only one of its kind in the UK, weaving for the medical industry with stringent regulations.


Brierfield Mill closed in 2007 and this iconic landmark became one of English Heritage’s Listed Buildings at Risk.
It lay empty for five years, having been sold to a private organisation for possible use as a school, but it was not put into use.

RSS feeds

News

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

January 2010

December 2009

November 2009

October 2009

September 2009

August 2009

July 2009

June 2009

May 2009

April 2009

March 2009

February 2009

December 2008

June 2008

May 2008

Contact Us

For more information, practical advice and support, call Marketing Lancashire on:

01772 426450.