PLANNERS say a restaurant's proposal to stay open until 3am is "unacceptable."

Last year a Bradford Council approved plans to turn Grade II listed 36 Peckover Street into a restaurant and take away.

Earlier this year the applicant, Mr Khal, asked the Council to alter one of the conditions of the approval - that the restaurant has to shut at 11pm.

He asked for the opening hours of the restaurant - but not the takeaway - to be extended to 3am. The application said: "Much of the business for the proposed restaurant will from Taxi Drivers from the Asian community. Culturally they like to meet for a meal after they have finished working, so the applicant wants to extend the opening hours for the restaurant to be enable them to cater for this market.”

Bar to stay open to 2am at weekends

But planning officers have now refused the plans, saying: "Whilst the site is within a designated centre, there are a number of residential properties nearby in an area which does not have a high level of night time activity.

"Given the low level of background noise and disturbance therefore in the interests of residential amenity it would be harmful to nearby residential amenities allowing night time activity up until 3am.

"In the absence of any information to indicate otherwise demonstrating acceptability of closing hours of 3am the proposal is unacceptable in terms of its impact on neighbour's amenities."

Plans to turn the upper floors of the building into flats have also recently been approved.