Over the week end I informed you that Corn Hill had now been closed to cars and cycles and now pedestrians because of the safety fears surrounding the structural safety of the Old Steam Mill.
The Old Steam Mill is a tremendous cost to the City both in financial terms and strategic terms.
Because of the plans to save this building and bring it back into economic use, as a city we have been forced to be without ( Corn Hill) this very important highway for 7 years or so!
All the while the owners of the Old Steam Mill appear not to have moved forward at all. They are of course supported by English Heritage and this Government body is now very much an impediment to bringing this part of the city back to use.
I want to call today for the financial plug to be pulled on this project. In simple terms stop spending public money on retaining it. Pull it down now, give us the highway back, and allow the customers of businesses In this area to return.
Its a disgrace what has happened to this part of Wolverhampton and the owners of The Old Steam Mill and English Heritage has to bring a halt to this charade now- TODAY!
Demolish the building, offer the site up for regeneration, open the highway back up to traffic and stop spending anymore public money on trying to keep this building in the forlorn and dangerous state it now is in.