PLANS to build a commercial building off Wakefield Road have been withdrawn after highways officers raised concerns over the scheme.

A planning application for a 300 square metre building off Back Irwell Street was submitted to Bradford Council by Abrah Ali Rehman in March.

The site, currently grassed over, is surrounded by housing on three sides and overlooks Wakefield Road. The plot of land is a short distance from the BP petrol filling station.

But the Council's highways department raised serious concerns about how vehicles would access the site.

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Officers said: "The development site can only be accessed from Back Irwell Street which is a residential cul-de-sac and is substandard in width and has poor visibility close to its junction with Irwell Street. This access route is totally unsuitable for commercial vehicles."

The development would have created four full time and six part time jobs and operate from 7am to 5pm on Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

The application was withdrawn by the applicants this week.