Sowerby Bridge residential development site goes up for auction with £1.1m guide price


Written by: Will Thompson on 5th February 2024

Sowerby Bridge

A 19-acre site near Sowerby Bridge that was previously granted planning consent for 17 luxury houses has been put up for auction with a guide price of £1.1m. The land will feature in property auctioneer Pugh’s online sale in February.

The brownfield site at Kebroyd Mills, between Sowerby Bridge and Ripponden, was granted planning permission in 2019 for nine large, detached houses and a terrace of eight townhouses.

Will Thompson from Pugh said: “Although the planning permission has expired, we believe the proposals for the land that previously gained consent allowed for floor areas of around 1,200 sq ft for the eight townhouses and 4,000 sq ft for the nine detached luxury homes.

“Needless to say Calderdale Council planning department would be the first port of call for any buyer and we have already had interest in the site from high-end developers.”

The land, which is wooded and close to the River Ryburn and the A58 Rochdale to Halifax road, is on the site of the former Kebroyd textile mill buildings which were destroyed by a fire in 2013 and subsequently demolished.

“This is a great semi-rural location in a sought-after area of Calderdale with shops, schools and other amenities nearby in Ripponden and Sowerby Bridge, fabulous countryside on the doorstep and excellent links to the M62 motorway and the rail network,” said XXX.

Next month’s Pugh auction, which includes the 19-acre site at Kebroyd Mills, has new lots added daily and will be held on 28 February at

Will Will Thompson

Associate Director

About the Author

Will is an auction surveyor at Pugh & Co, representing a wide range of vendors, including local authorities, charities, and corporate and private clients, on the disposal of all types of property and land. Will can provide advice on the value and disposal strategies of residential, commercial, and industrial properties/portfolios, as well as sites with development potential. He holds an MSc in Real Estate and is a member of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers.