Bradford Council has been granted planning permission to store the waste dug up from the Broadway shopping centre development at a site off Bowling Back Lane.

But the application was only granted on the condition all 4,100 square metres of earth and waste is removed from the site by next March.

The Council applied for permission to store the waste on land it owns in Parry Lane in late January – despite the site already being used for that purpose. At the time the Council admitted it had been storing the waste without planning permission, describing the situation as “regrettable” but necessary.

The earth and building waste being removed from the Westfields development in Bradford city centre was part of the Bradford Urban Garden and will eventually be used for two Council projects – the Canal Road/ Stanley Road junction improvement project and the Canal Road greenway cycle route.