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JN Miller building safety concerns prompt road closure

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Image caption Wolverhampton City Council has decided to close Corn Hill to pedestrians due to safety fears

Fresh concerns about the safety of a fire-ravaged steam mill have prompted a council to close a section of road on the outskirts of Wolverhampton.

The road either side of the Grade II-listed JN Miller Ltd building in Corn Hill, Horseley Fields, was already closed to drivers.

But this has now been extended to include pedestrians and cyclists.

Wolverhampton City Council said it had taken the decision "in the interests of public safety".

"The steam mill is a key regeneration site and urgent discussions are taking place with interested parties to bring forward the regeneration of the site as soon as possible," it said.

The building was listed by English Heritage in 1991. It was gutted by a fire in 2008.

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