Council committed to securing future for New Mills’ “heritage asset”

Torr Vale Mill in New Mills
Torr Vale Mill in New Mills

A local council has reiterated its commitment to securing the future of a derelict former textile mill in New Mills.

The pledge by High Peak Borough Council follows the release of correspondence from Prince Charles to government ministers, dating back to 2008, which revealed his concern for the future of historic listed buildings, particularly Torr Vale Mill.

In a letter to the then housing and planning minister Caroline Flint, the future monarch wrote how the decaying state of the Grade II* listed mill “makes me weep”.

Prince Charles letters: decaying state of High Peak mill “makes me weep”

A spokesperson for High Peak Borough Council said this week: “The council is working with the owner of the mill, Derbyshire County Council, Heritage England and the Torr Vale Preservation Trust to keep the building in good condition and continue to explore options to bring in new investment.

“The council is committed to maintaining this important heritage asset with the full involvement of the owner and in a way that does not commit unnecessary public expenditure.”