BRADFORD Council has received plans to change the use of land in Keighley so it can function as a new bus depot.

The application, which asks for parking for 65 buses, is for an industrial site in Marriner Road and has been submitted by the Transdev Blazefield group. The group runs a number of bus services across northern England, including The Keighley Bus Company.

A detailed design statement for the plans, presented by Michael Ainsworth Design Partnership, explains the application is for part of land currently known as “Stone Yard”.

The statement adds: “This application is for the change of use to Bus Depot. The proposed development would use the existing structure on site for bus maintenance and office accommodation.

“The proposal does not require any new structures and would use two established accesses.

“Existing access from Marriner Road will be used for all bus manoeuvres to and from the site and access from Greengate Road will only be used for office staff and visitors.

“The landscape proposals aim to retain all trees along the boundaries. By doing so this reduces any impact on the street scene.

“The proposal is already within an established commercial area, and the site is currently being underused.

“It is within a short distance of major bus routes and road network, confirming the land as a sustainable location.”

The application is now being considered by Bradford Council planning officers.