Plans to transform part of a Grade II-listed mill in Silsden into housing have been put on hold.

Architects last year drew up blueprints to create five townhouses out of the former weaving shed at Waterloo Mill in Howden Road.

When no developers came forward to take on the project, the owners sold the shed building.

Waterloo Mill is listed for protection by English Heritage but a prominent part of it – the Weaving Shed – has been little more than a facade of the original building for several years.

Early last year, Bradford Council granted planning permission to turn the shed into five townhouses.

Leeds-based Park Designed group drew up the plans in the hope a developer would buy the building.

Edward Park, from Park Designed, said unfortunately no developers were interested.

He added: “My client sold the property as a storage/warehouse unit to a commercial company.”

The mill complex, built in the 1870s, includes an engine room with one of the few surviving vertical steam engines.