Freehold Residential Development Opportunity

Newsome Mills, Ruth St, Huddersfield HD4 6JF

  • Former mill complex extending to approximately 2.7 acres (10.09 ha)
  • Outline Planning Permission granted for a total of 75 units
  • No requirement for any affordable housing
  • Cleared site in convenient elevated location with far reaching views


Site Overview

The former Newsome Mills site extends to approximately 2.7 acres (1.09 ha), consisting of the former Grade 2 Listed Newsome Mills building, office and associated clock tower, and cleared scrubland. This site is located approximately 3km to the south of Huddersfield Town centre, in the residential village of Newsome. Ruth Street, abutting the site’s south eastern boundary provides the primary access. Owing to its elevated position, the opportunity benefits from far reaching views northward over Huddersfield and beyond.

The main mill building was damaged in a fire in November 2016.

The village of Newsome offers extensive convenience amenities and a number of schools including Hillside Primary School, with an OFSTED rating ‘Good’. The village benefits from regular transport link to Huddersfield Town centre, and in turn Huddersfield is well connected to the nearby cities of Leeds (20km), Wakefield (15km) and Sheffield (30km).


Town Planning

The site benefits from the following planning consents, granted in December 2019:

2019/91630 – Outline planning consent for 42 two and three bed houses

2019/91633 – Outline planning consent for 33 units in the former mill

We understand the former office to the mill can be converted to a residential dwelling under Permitted development, but interested parties should contact the Local Planning Authority to confirm.

Please note the existing Grade 2 Listed Newsome Mills also benefits from Listed Building consent ref: 2019/91401. There is no requirement to provide affordable housing as part of the planning consents. However, a Sec. 106 Agreement is attached to the planning consents stating that once Reserved Matters planning consent has been approved and all conditions associated with the Listed Building consent have been discharged the submission of a Viability Assessment including phasing plan is required. This is to ensure the delivery of the former mill element of the scheme in conjunction with the new build element. All planning consents and associated drawings are available in the ‘Documents and Downloads’ section of this website.

For planning enquiries interested parties should contact Kirklees Planning Department via or Tel: 01484 221000


Further Information

A full suite of technical information and copies of planning documents can be found in the ‘Documents and Downloads’ section of this website.



The site can be viewed from both Ruth Street and Hart Street. Interested Parties enter the site at their own risk. The vendors accept no responsibility for any parties entering the site. We request interested parties inform the selling agents prior to visiting the site.



The Freehold is offered for sale under Title No YY46162 via Private Treaty. The Title plan and register are available in the ‘Documents and Downloads’ section. Please note that whilst originally owning a Long Leasehold Interest in the property, our clients secured the Freehold in 2015.



Interested parties are to note the site is elected for VAT



For further information, please contact:

Matthew Bagley
Tel: 0113 398 4179
Mob: 07912 952 502