PLANS to open a car sales forecourt on an area of land next to a row of houses have been refused by Bradford Council.

An application to create a new business on the land - at Sutcliffe Place, off Halifax Road, was submitted by Abid Hussain in April.

The business would have space for 13 cars, and a temporary cabin would act as an office.

The application claimed the site had become a dumping ground, and the new business would improve the area by bringing the site "to good parking standards."

It added: "This will enhance the appearance of the site and also mitigate the fly tipping matters. 

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Planning officers refused the application this week - saying the planned business would have no dedicated parking for staff or customers.

They said: "This is a residential street and should not be relied upon to support parking for the proposed business.

"The lack of parking facilities is likely to lead to conflict with other road users on Sutcliffe Place, and could possibly lead to vehicles parking illegally and causing harm to highway safety on Halifax Road.

"The proposed use is likely to lead to an increase in noise disruption arising from increased pressure on on-street parking adjacent to the residential dwellings adjoining the site."