Everyone has been keen to see the back of the tannery , but let's not forget that it has been part of the industrial history of this site and the building of which it forms part has been here since at least the 1790s.
One of the many artisans attracted by the commerce of the town was John Lovegrove, who established his tannery and shoemaking business on High Street as early as 1720.
A teenage arsonist is to be put under curfew and electronically tagged, after starting a devastating blaze which ripped through a former tannery near York.
A local tannery informed him that virtually every hide that was dealt with in this country was affected, and that even the best hides usually showed some damage, and were consequently less valuable.
Most of the hides produced at the tannery were exported to Europe.
We would have liked to have seen the tannery refurbished, but that was not possible.
While it is desirable that some appropriate use is made of the land formerly occupied by the tannery , housing development is most certainly not a desirable option.
Currently the tannery handles about 1 200 skins per day.
The old tannery could be demolished, it is empty and an eyesore, and the materials used to create an environmentally improved site approach.
It's not yet known if the plant will continue specifically as a tannery but in any event, it will reopen as an industrial factory and will create employment.