A YEARS long planning wrangle has finally come to an end after an ice cream parlour was granted planning permission.

Ice Stone Gelato at 725 Leeds Road has been operating without proper planning permission for over two years - the unit only had permission for a shop.

Numerous planning applications were refused over concerns about the lack of sufficient parking at the business.

And a government planning inspector last year backed Bradford Council’s decision to turn down a retrospective planning application for the site.

But now another retrospective planning application to allow the business to be used as an ice cream parlour, submitted by James Slater over a year ago, has been approved.

The latest plans would see a plot of land at nearby 8 Moorside Place used as additional parking for the business. It would take the total parking spaces available for the ice cream parlour to 17.

In approving the application, Council planners said the applicant had agreed to enter into a legal agreement to ensure that that area of land remained available "whilst ever the use of 725 Leeds Road as an ice cream parlour subsists."