A PLANNING committee has approved plans to build four homes on a site in Baildon - despite objections from many residents.

The Bradford District Planning Panel head that 35 people objected to plans for housing on land at Cliffe Lane - which had been submitted by T Hardisty.

The brownfield site has previously been home to a college training building, but that structure was demolished a decade ago.

At the meeting, held online on Wednesday, Councillor Debbie Davies (Cons, Baildon) said people were concerned that the houses would be next to a busy junction with Otley Road. She said even without these houses, the junction is so busy that most Baildon residents "avoid it at all costs."

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She said other small scale housing developments in the area were increasing traffic problems at the junction.

Trevor Hobday, representing the applicant, told members that it was a previously developed brownfield site that had previously been allocated for housing.

Planning officers had recommended the plans be approved, saying: "The proposal would make a modest contribution to housing land supply by using disused but previously developed land within the built up area for what is regarded as a small scale and sympathetic residential development."

Members voted to approve the plans.