A VACANT listed building in the centre of Bingley could become a funeral directors if new plans are approved.

The office building, 11 - 13 Old Main Street is in the Bingley Conservation Area, and stands among some of the town's oldest buildings, including All Saints Church and the Old White Horse Inn.

The building, which is itself Grade II listed, has been empty since July, but now plans to convert it from office space to a funeral directors have been submitted by David Nunn, an Independent Family Funeral Director.

The application submitted to Bradford Council says: "Bringing the vacant building back into use will make a positive contribution to the character and ambiance of Bingley Conservation Area and the context within which listed buildings are experienced."

The building was originally two cottages built in the mid to late 18th Century.

A decision on the application is expected in late November.