PLANS to convert a disused mill in Burnley have been approved after the proposal was altered at the last-minute.

A dispute about the boundaries of the development at Oxford Mill led to the alterations, which were approved by councillors on the development control committee.

Coun Anne Kelly, who chairs the committee and represents the Briercliffe ward, said: “I remember this as a working mill but it has not been used as that for a very, very long time.

“Any investment to save that building is welcome.”

The plans are to transform Oxford Mill, in Briercliffe Road, into apartments, a clinic and a nursery.

The former cotton mill, which was completed in 1856, will be converted into 12 residential apartments.

Workshop units at the rear of the 19th Century mill will also be replaced with six houses and a shop with first floor apartments.