PLANS to build a balcony at a Saltaire pub have been refused by councillors. 

The proposals to install new oak bi-fold doors and a balcony at Fanny's Ale and Cider House, Saltaire Road, were discussed by the Keighley and Shipley Area Planning Panel on Wednesday. 

Councillors were advised to refuse the application, which was resubmitted by the business after similar proposals were turned down last year. 

Pub's balcony plan sparks concern over noise disturbance to residents

The reasons for refusal were given as: "The proposed balcony and bi-folding doors will result in an unacceptable level of additional noise and disturbance late at night in close proximity to nearby residential properties to the detriment of occupants' amenity.

"The proposed alterations to the front elevation will introduce incongruous features that would be unsympathetic with the character of the host property and harmful to the appearance of the building and wider street scene on this busy thoroughfare and gateway to the Saltaire World Heritage Site."