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Petition launched to save Burnley mill
2:27pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013 in News
A CAMPAIGNER has launched an online petition against plans to pull down an old Burnley cotton mill and replace it with new housing.
Neal Parry launched his drive to preserve the former Queens Mill in Elm Street, Daneshouse, after reading of redevelopment proposals in the Lancashire Telegraph.
Eighteen affordable homes would be constructed on the site, also bordered by New Hall Street, Spencer Street and Cameron Street, if plans by Great Places Housing are given the go ahead.
But Mr Parry believes the landmark, used mostly recently as storage by beds firm Sweet Dreams, should be retained.
In his petition, he said: “Let’s stop our history being ripped away from us. Perhaps the building can be saved and turned into a museum or something that can benefit the local history.”
The petition can be viewed, and signed if people agree, at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/44652