A LOCAL councillor has lodged his concerns over fresh plans for a drive-through Dunkin' Donuts in Bradford.

Councillor David Green (Lab, Wibsey) has written to planners over the altered plans, after hearing residents' concerns about how close the drive-through lane is to their homes, and their fears over an increase in noise issues.

Work began earlier this year to build a second fast food restaurant on the former Wiltex House site at Odsal Road.

When plans were first approved in 2018 it was for a Taco Bell, next to the KFC restaurant and drive-through already on the site.

Residents learned of the change to Dunkin' Donuts when banners were installed at the site. But as the building has gone up, residents have reiterated their fears over how close it is to their back gardens.

In a objection to planners, Cllr Green states: "I have spoken to a number of local residents who have real concerns that the changes proposed (and currently being built) will seriously damage local amenity.

"The re-aligned drive through, windows which overlook their bedrooms and the detrimental effect on their phone reception have all been raised with me."

He later added: "Residents are telling me that they already have noise issues with the existing KFC outlet on site. This is further away from the houses in question and there is real concern that this problem will be increased by the closeness of the current development to the houses.

"The drive through road is also very close to the gardens of the houses meaning that residents will have no privacy and will also face environmental detriment given the number of cars that are likely to be using the facility if it is to be successful."

He has asked that the application be referred to the Council's planning panel for a decision.

Last month the Telegraph & Argus revealed that the Council had investigated a complaint about how close the development was to houses.

It emerged that the building is actually further away from the house - although it is “within acceptable planning tolerances”.

The new application involves amending the existing drive through lane in order to improve the access and to create an additional order point.

As well as the objection from Cllr Green and his ward colleagues, there have been five other objections lodged.

One resident has objected, saying that the tannoy system is so close to her daughter's bedroom that she won't be able to sleep.

Another has complained about the noise from cars and the drive-through tannoy system - as well as about the doughnut smell residents will have to endure - particularly when sat out in their gardens.

The firm behind the application has been approached for a comment.

Planners are expected to make a decision before Christmas.