PLANS to build 14 flats at a former town centre mill have been submitted.

The industrial building in Bridgeman Street could be converted to a mix of two, three and five bedroom apartments.

The development would also see 24-space parking area at the rear yard area accessed from Fletcher Street.

The three-storey building, known as Albion Works, is a typical example of a mill constructed in the late 19th or early 20th century, according to the application submitted.

A design and access statement prepared by James Campbell Associates says that the footprint of the existing main building will remain the same with no additions or extensions, although the ancillary building in the rear yard area would be demolished.

It states: "The layout respects the general structural layout of the existing building including the existing elevations with window and door openings."

The site, which is described as a "sustainable location", is less than half a mile away from the Bolton train station and bus interchange.

Therefore, it is not anticipated that the development would increase congestion in the area, according to the application.

It added: "The site is located within an urban, central location within walking distance of a variety of retail, leisure, health, education and community based amenities in the local centre."

Planning officers will decide the outcome of the decision with a determination deadline set as February 28.