PLANS to convert an historic Huddersfield mill into flats have been given the go-ahead.
Developer PJ Livesey Living Space has won planning permission from Kirklees Council to create 183 flats and 11 houses at Parkwood Mills, on Grove Street in Longwood.
The main mill buildings will be converted into 159 flats.
Other buildings will be demolished to make way for seven houses and 24 more flats.
A car park will also be created, along with traffic-calming measures and two mini-roundabouts.
Nine objections were lodged about the application.
They expressed fears that the development would lead to extra traffic.
However, Kirklees highways officials said flats would create less traffic than standard houses and even less traffic than industrial use would.
The Victorian Grade II listed mill buildings are empty and in a conservation area.
Historical agencies - including English Heritage and the Victorian Society - have given their backing to the plans.
Before work can begin, a separate application for listed building consent for the conversion of the mill and demolition of outbuildings needs to be approved.
A Kirklees planning committee backed the plans.
But the Secretary of State for the Environment has to give final approval.