A SIXTH form college has been granted permission to create new teaching space in a Grade II listed building.

Dixons Sixth Form Academy is based in Grade II listed Douglas Mill, off Bowling Old Lane, and opened in 2019.

On the site of the former spinning mill is a Grade II listed Coach House, which dates back to 1883.

When the sixth form was developed this building was partly converted, with the ground floor becoming changing rooms and storage for the school's gym.

The first floor of the building was left "fallow" for future development.

Sneak-peek inside Dixons Sixth Form Academy Bradford mill transformation

The Academy chain submitted an application this year to turn this upper floor into classroom space, and the application has now been approved by planning officers.

The application said the coach house building: "tells a story of changing uses from stables to industrial to office to warehouse, periods of investment and changing technology."

Planning officer said internally the building has "very little of notable merit." While the plans proposed by the school will lead to some windows being added to the listed building, officers said: "Their installation does have some public benefit by allowing the upper floors of this building to be brought back into use for an educational purpose.

"(The plans) will maintain the character and appearance of this heritage asset."