PLANS to build homes on an eyesore piece of brownfield land opposite a primary school have been approved by Bradford Council.

The land at the junction of Newport Road and Priestman Street in Manningham used to be home to a row of back to back housing built in the 1870s until it was demolished in the 1960s.

It is also opposite Atlas Community Primary School, and next to the derelict Lund Humphries building.

Earlier this year M Bashir submitted a planning application to build nine, four bedroom houses on the site, and the application has now been approved. Planning officers said: "The principle of residential development continues to be acceptable given the lack of an adequate supply of land for housing across the District.

Notice served to owner of derelict Manningham building

"The scale and design of this row of nine dwellings is appropriate and its position on the site is such that it would not cause significant loss of amenity to neighbouring occupiers or result in highway safety issues.

"The site occupies a relatively sustainable location within a well-established residential area, where local shops and services are accessible by travel modes other than the car."

The homes all include off street parking spaces, but officers pointed out there were also on street parking places available in the area.