Plans for a student housing scheme at the Grade II listed Galgate Mill have been put on hold for a site visit by city councillors.
Members of Lancaster City Council’s planning committee agreed at a meeting last friday that they needed to visit the site before a decision could be made on the future of the site.
Deveopers last week expressed their fears to the Guardian that the building will not last another winter if they are not allowed to start work on it soon.
A positive outcome to Friday’s meeting would have meant work could begin to repair the property, although the change of use into student flats would not yet be possible.
An application for the mill to be converted into student accommodation was turned down by councillors at a planning meeting earlier this year.
Developer Ayub Hussain said the decision was “a step in the right direction.”