ONE of Keighley's most prominent empty buildings could soon get a new lease of life.

The Victoria Hotel on Cavendish Street has been empty for years, with numerous plans to revitalise the building failing to transpire.

But now Suffolk based developer RJF Properties Ltd has submitted a planning application to Bradford Council that would see the building brought back into use.

The application would see the ten bedroom hotel, which has a function room and two bars, converted into four ground floor shops and 11 apartments, nine of which will be one bed with two being two bed.

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Two of the shops would face out onto Cavendish Street and two onto East Parade.

The application also says the development will include 11 cycle parking spaces.

A decision is expected early in the New Year.