Rodley mill housing moves closer with road decision

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The swing bridge at Airedale Mills in Rodley is being replaced. Photo: Google

Plans for up to 69 houses and a new swing bridge at Airedale Mill in Rodey are moving a step closer to reality.

Developer Dynamic Capital & Investments has asked for Moss Bridge Road, which leads to the site, to be adopted by the council as a highway maintainable at public expense. This will allow access to a new bridge crossing the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

The move will enable the future residential development – which has outline planning approval – to go ahead on the empty site of the former woollen mill.

Leeds City Council has agreed to publicly advertise the adoption of Moss Bridge Road. A council report authorising the decision was published last week and can be read in full here.

All costs of advertising the adoption will be met by the developer, along with initial improvements to the road.

The report adds that the replacement swing bridge will not be adopted and a new Bridge Maintenance Company will be formed to manage the on-going maintenance of it. The company will be run by the Canals and Rivers Trust, residents of the new housing development and Rodley Cricket Club and Nature Reserve, who both take access via the bridge.

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