PLANS to develop a site next to a popular tourist attraction have been approved.

Five homes will be built on the plot of land on Prod Lane in Baildon after an application by RSJ Building Services was given the go ahead by Bradford Council yesterday.

The site is at the top of Shipley Glen Tramway - a working tramway that was first opened in 1895.

Members of the Council’s Shipley and Keighley Area Planning Panel heard that much of the surrounding area used to be part of the Shipley Glen fairground. But since the fairground shut, much of the area has been redeveloped for housing.

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In the 1980s permission to build homes on this site were also granted. Although two houses were built, the rest of the site has been vacant ever since.

Members of the committee, meeting in Keighley Town Hall, unanimously approved the plans.

The house will each have four bedrooms.

Planning officers said: ““The development would improve, and make use of, this currently untidy site that is prominently sited close to the Shipley Glen Tramway.”