More than 100 people have objected to plans to turn an office into a madrassa for 200 children.

Planning officers will recommend that Bradford Area Planning Panel rejects the scheme, proposed for 200 Pasture Lane, Clayton, when it meets on Thursday.

Parish council chairman Jean Pitts said the recommendation would be welcomed by those who are worried that the religious school would cause road and parking chaos.

She said she hoped councillors on the planning panel would put a block on the bid to open the madrassa in Pasture Lane, close to the junction with Clayton Road.

Coun Pitt said: “The objections were overwhelming from people who live locally. The traffic is quite horrendous coming down Pasture Lane and there’s no particular parking for the site.

“Those were the main problems people had with it and the same goes for the parish council.”

A blind corner was another of the concerns parish councillors had. In the past, a car sales garage had been rejected by planners because of the number of vehicles it would attract.

Objections from others included fears its location close to a pub would cause trouble, that it was less than 50m away from a primary school, increased tension in the area because of traffic and parking issues and an adverse effect on air quality.

Letters supporting the application said because it was close to houses fewer cars would need to be used which would reduce the environmental impact. Supporters also mentioned the benefits of having a place for children to learn, to the advantage of the community.

The reasons refusal is being recommended are a lack of turning space for parking cars, a risk that cars would have to park on, reverse into or out of Pasture Lane near a blind corner and that pedestrians could be put at risk if cars parked on pavements.

The report also noted there had not been enough information given on a travel plan for pupils and how traffic would be controlled using such measures as yellow lines and zebra crossings.