THE first wave of industrial buildings on a key Bradford site has been approved by Councillors.

At a meeting of Bradford Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee yesterday, plans for the first two buildings at the Gain Lane Enterprise Zone were approved.

When complete, the multi-million pound development will have seen the construction of 29,404sqm of industrial space and bring 550 jobs to the area - near the border of Bradford and Leeds.

Work starts on enterprise zone that will bring in 550 jobs to Bradford

Work to the prepare the site, including a new access road, have already been approved and is construction is underway.

The application for the two new buildings, measuring 3,760 and 2,900 square metres, had to go before the panel due to the size of the development.

Last year West Yorkshire Combined Authority agreed to provide £9.877 million of funding to kick start the Gain Lane scheme.

Members were told that although the large site had been designated as employment land since 1993, the high costs of developing the site put off any business from moving to the site.

Three people had objected to the plans, but they were unanimously approved by the committee.