A CASH for gold business and an empty shop unit could be combined and turned into a city centre takeaway if new plans are approved.

A planning application has been submitted to Bradford Council for the change of use of 19 and 20 James Street from retail to hot food takeaway.

James Street, which links the Kirkgate Centre and Oastler Market, is currently home to businesses including six phone shops, three pawnbrokers, a discount store and a fish and chip shop.

Submitted by Rajiv Sachdev, the application says that the 64.9 square metre takeaway would employ four full time and four part time staff.

It says the cash for gold shop currently employs two people

The application goes on to say the style of takeaway is “currently unknown.”

A decision on the application is expected to be made by Planning Officers in early June.