THE second wave of units at a new employment site near the M606 in Bradford has been approved.

Earlier this year Oakwell Securities was given planning permission to build four industrial starter units on land at Coop Place, near the Toby Carvery on Rooley Lane.

And this week Bradford Council has approved plans for an additional three units on the 0.8 hectare site, which is a short distance from the entrance to the motorway.

Plans to build an 84-bed hotel on the site were approved over a decade ago, but that development never started.

The application had said that demand for light industrial and starter units had "continued to grow" in Bradford, and this development would help meet that need.

There had been three objections to the plans, with one objector saying it would be an overdevelopment of the site, another saying it would harm local house prices and another saying there was "no demand" for this type of development.

On the issue of demand, a Council planning officer replied: " The council can only consider applications against material planning considerations, market forces will dictate whether the development is successful."