A CASH and carry warehouse would be built on a site on the outskirts of the city centre if new plans are approved.

The site on Summerville Road, next to the Rio Grande banqueting venue, is the subject of a planning application that has recently been submitted to Bradford Council by TB Cash and Carry.

It would see a 10,000 square foot warehouse constructed on a site that has been empty since the 1960s.

The application says the development would create 10 full time jobs, and “provide a much-needed facility for local businesses.”

The land, in the Shearbridge area of Bradford, was sold at a property auction in December for £255,000.

The site is in part of the city that is home to a number of restaurants, function venues, cash and carry businesses and wholesale food retailers.

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TB Cash & Carry was established in 1985, and specialises in selling confectionery, soft drinks, crisps and snacks. Its customers include newsagents, sandwich shops, gyms, social clubs and pubs.

It currently has branches in Leeds and on Legrams Lane, a short distance from this site.

The planning application says: “The proposal will be delivered to a high-quality design, developing a brownfield unused site into a viable business development, all set within an existing built-up mixed-use area.”

As well as the warehouse building, the application also includes 14 parking spaces and one disabled space.

The application adds: “The proposal represents investment in the site and the area by an important SME business and employer and will contribute to the economic growth of the area.

“The new building is in keeping with the surrounding developments, with adjoining facilities of comparable building use (Booker Cash and Carry).

“The scale, design and quality of the elevational treatment along with the sustainable nature of the car parking make it an acceptable addition to the area.

“Vehicle and pedestrian access to the development will be from a dedicated entrance segregating into operational yard, staff and visitor parking and clearly designated pedestrian route to a customer service entrance.

“The new cash and carry facility will provide a much-needed facility for local businesses, whilst also providing 10 new full-time jobs.

“The layout of the site is developed for the requirements of TB Cash and Carry and includes a warehouse facility comprising of 10,000sq ft and includes for racking for sales goods and ancillary accommodation for staff welfare and sales.

“There is a loading area to the south of the building, with a large level access roller shutter facility. A car parking facility is included to the North West of the site along with visitor, disabled and covered cycle and motorcycle parking facilities.

“There are no technical constraints to delivering such a facility at this site, which will be in keeping with the nature and character of the surrounding area “

According to the plans, the business would open from 8am until 5pm on Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm on Saturday and 9.30am to 12.30pm on Sundays.

The site has been vacant since the mid 1960s, when housing on the the site was demolished.

A decision on the application is expected next month.