COUNCILLORS will decide whether to approve the latest housing development in Greengates.

Wilkinson Properties submitted the application to build six three bed homes on an area of business land off Haigh Hall Road, currently a used car sales pitch.

It is just a short distance from the busy Greengates Junction.

At a meeting of Bradford Council's Bradford Area Planning Panel on Tuesday, members will decide whether to approve the plans.

A similar application was refused in February after highways officers criticised the "sub-standard access" to the site.

But this time officers have recommended the scheme be approved, saying it will contribute towards Bradford's housing targets.

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There are two access points for the site, Haigh Hall and Stanley Street.

For this latest application highways officers accept that Haigh Hall is still not suitable as access to the development, but argue that Stanley Street is.

If the plans are approved a condition imposed on the applicants will be that they plane and resurface Stanley Street.

Each house would have two parking spaces.

Recommending the plans for approval, a report going to the panel says: "The proposal is acceptable in principle and will contribute towards the city’s sustainability and housing targets. It will not cause a detriment to visual amenity, neighbouring amenity or highway safety."

The Panel meets in City Hall at 10am on Tuesday.