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Councillors approve demolition of B-listed Hawick mill

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September 7 2015

Councillors approve demolition of B-listed Hawick mill
Scottish Borders Council have granted conditional consent to demolition of the B-listed Wilton Mill clock tower, Hawick, after accepting the applicants argument that repair was not economically viable – either through sale or cross-subsidy with a planned supermarket.

Should Historic Scotland also give their approval this would see the mill brought down in a controlled manner to preserve period details and provide a last record of the structure.

An existing boundary wall will also be dismantled and used in any redevelopment.

Aldi have submitted plans for an Aitken Turnbull designed supermarket on the site of the demolished mill which will incorporate the retained clock tower cupola and stone detailing.
A supermarket is planned for the mill site
A supermarket is planned for the mill site
Planners have okayed the controlled demolition of the mill before it becomes unsafe
Planners have okayed the controlled demolition of the mill before it becomes unsafe

1 Comment

Clive
#1 Posted by Clive on 7 Sep 2015 at 11:31 AM
hmm. Rendering and statement not matching, there!
I do have sympathy for economic viability arguments. But an Aldi with a pretend clock tower is a bit of a travesty, methinks! Lipstick on a pig. silk purse / sow's ear etc.

"Aldi have submitted plans for an Aitken Turnbull designed supermarket on the site of the demolished mill which will incorporate the retained clock tower cupola and stone detailing"

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