THE former Wrose Library unit will be converted into a cafe after Bradford Council granted permission for the change of use.

The community run library was based in the unit on Wrose Road until late last year, when the service moved two doors down and became a part of the Age UK community hub.

In November a planning application to change the use of the now empty unit into a cafe was submitted to the Council by Chris Beebe.

That application has now been approved by planning officers, who said the new business would "support the role of the Wrose Local Centre at the heart of this local community."

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The application said: "The café use would continue to provide a place for local people to meet, socialise and engage. It will enhance the variety of local amenities available in Wrose and will bring a small vacant unit back into use.

"This will consequently improve the vitality and vibrancy of the area as well as create some new job opportunities."

Opening houses would be between 7am and 11pm.

Planning officers added: "The proposal is welcomed as it would allow employment.

"There is some parking available to the front and rear of the unit and the proposed use as a café is unlikely to generate a significantly greater footfall compared with the previous use as a library."