Driffield Town Council is currently pressing ahead with consultations over its proposal to consider buying three historic mill buildings at Riverhead.
As previously reported, the buildings currently owned by seed company James Mortimer Ltd are up for sale for £450,000.
Councillors are currently gathering information and canvassing opinion from the public as to whether they should buy the buildings and what they might be used for.
Town clerk Mrs Claire Binnington said: “The Town Council are very pleased that the investigation into the possibility of a project at Mortimer’s Mill has engendered such interest.
“The project forms a significant part of our consultation exercise, which will end on October 31.
“Parishioners wanting to download the questionnaire can do so from our website www.driffieldtowncouncil.org.uk or call in at the office at Market Walk to pick one up.
Mrs Binnington said: “Councillors will be giving the questionnaires out at their consultation events on Thursday October 10 on the market and in Market Place on Saturday October 12.
“We are also getting quite a bit of interest on our Facebook and Twitter pages also.
Chairman of the Working Group, Coun Mark Blakeston, said: “I am very encouraged by the fact that the Driffield Navigation Trust are so supportive of the proposal, considering the location of the mill and the significance of the canal in relation to the project as a whole, it is imperative that we have the DNT’s full backing and involvement”.
Mrs Binnington added: “We have been very pleased with the impact the Mortimer’s Mill project has had on the residents, people seem very keen to give their views and ideas – both positive and negative.
“We would encourage and welcome everyone to get in touch and tell us what they think, only by gauging the public appetite for such a proposal can we move forward or not as the case may be”.