HOUSING can be built on the site of a former clinic in Baildon, despite objections from some neighbours.

Bradford Council has approved a planning application for two homes on the site of Baildon Clinic on Cliffe Avenue, which is currently vacant.

The plans, submitted by Mr and Mrs Hatton, attracted some objections, including from neighbours who thought the two houses would cause traffic problems.

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But officers said: “Whilst the concerns of local residents are noted, it is also noted that the current site includes an existing building which could lawfully be used for numerous community uses that would likely generate more substantial traffic generation than two detached houses might.

"The use of the site for two domestic dwellings instead of the current use would likely amount to a less intensive use of the site with regard traffic movements and as such the scheme is considered to be acceptable.

"The site is previously developed and is a sequentially favourable location in a residential area being very well-located for ready access to shops, employment opportunities, local facilities and services by modes of transport other than the private car."