A TEAROOM in a tourist hot spot can be expanded to create new holiday-let space.

The Glen Tearooms is next to the Old Glen House pub, at Shipley Glen in Baildon, and a plan to build a second floor to the popular cafe was recently submitted to Bradford Council.

Applicant Grubisic Investments said the "modest" one bed dwelling above the cafe would help secure the cafe's future and boost local tourism.

Bradford Council has now approved the plan. Planning officers said the works would "generally enhance the existing tea rooms building which is not of good appearance - particularly resolving the poor appearance of the north side.

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"Weight is given to the motivation for the project explained in the submissions - which is to enhance the viability of the tea rooms business and, to a modest degree, benefit local businesses by bringing more visitors to the Shipley Glen Area."

Historic England had pointed out that the building is near two scheduled monuments - prehistoric cup and ring marked rocks. One condition of the approval is that no construction works starts until protective fencing has been installed around the rock features.

Another is that the let is only used for short term holiday accommodation - it cannot become anyone's main place of residence.