PLANS to build business units on the former Hattersleys site in Keighley will be revised as a result of a consultation event.

Keighley Central ward councillor Zafar Ali joined members of the public in examining the plans and asking questions of the developers.

The derelict site of the former George Hattersley & Sons textile engineering works lies between Church Street and Beck Street.

Plans are being prepared to build six industrial units on the overgrown wasteland – four up against the Keighley Shared Church cemetery – and a ramped access road from Bridge Street.

Leah Dixon, from design partnership MADP, which is preparing the planning application, described the event as very positive.

She said: “There was a strong turnout from the public and users of buildings adjacent to the site.

“Members of the public raised a variety of questions, and those that have a bearing on the proposal have been taken into account and will result in amendments to the scheme prior to submission.”

Cllr Ali said concerns included whether there would be enough parking spaces on site for employees of the units, so they did not park in nearby streets.

He added: “It is good good that the developers were listening to people before putting the planning application. It helps them get along with the community.”