Buckland Mill closed in 2000. An application to develop the 58 acre (2.3 hectare) site was first lodged with D.D.C. in December 2006. Since then only a small part of the development has been completed with a large part remaining semi-derelict.
The latest to be completed is the new Co-op shop. A car park for shoppers is provided on site and for pedestrians the entrance is at the lower end of Crabble Hill.
The doors swing open, on this latest most welcome addition at the “Mill” site, on Friday 2nd October 2020. The opening hours will be between 7 am and 10 pm daily.