PLANS for a housing development have been withdrawn after highways officers raised concerns about the scheme.

The development would have seen 12 semi detached, four bedroom houses built on land in East Bowling.

The plans, for land off Lister Avenue, had been submitted to Bradford Council in October by Faisal Sheikh. A number of garages and allotment gardens would have been demolished to make way for the development.

Highways officers said they “could not support” the plans, as access was through an unadopted highway. They said: "Access from the adopted highway (Lister Avenue) is via an unadopted highway, which is substandard in width; lacks footways and street lighting; and its condition is poor. The access is also located extremely close to a busy classified distributor road (A650 Wakefield Road) and vehicles turning onto Lister Avenue do so at relatively high speeds.

"Visibility onto Lister Avenue from the unadopted road is also extremely poor.

“The proposed development would lead to intensification in use of an access substandard in terms of visibility, width, geometric layout and constructional make-up, likely to lead to conditions prejudicial to highway safety.”

The application has this week been withdrawn.