PLANS have been lodged to turn a former pub site in Eccleshill into a petrol filling station.

The plot of land at the junction of Harrogate Road and Leeds Road, was once home to the Prince of Wales pub, which closed down a number of years ago and was left standing empty before being demolished more recently.

Now a bid by Farook Asmal would see a petrol station, small shop and car wash being built on the site.

In a design and access statement to accompany the plans to Bradford Council it states: "In terms of location and aspect the site is ideally

suited to the provision of roadside services.

"The site layout has been designed to allow vehicles to flow through the site in a clockwise direction. Wash bays , air / water and vacuum bays sit alongside the fuel pump islands.

"The petrol filling station shop building sits to the North East corner of the site and is accessible by vehicle, bicycle and on foot.

"The existing stone retaining wall to the West and South of the site is to be retained and repaired where required."

It adds that the building would be largely of coursed stone to match local properties, while a section next to the large windows in a concrete skin fibre board. In addition the glazing frames, fascias and roofing will all be dark grey.

"The building will be substantially naturally lit creating an attractive internal environment and a pleasant customer experience as well as helping to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions."

The emphasis is on "high quality contemporary form, design and material finish".

Access would be from Harrogate Road.

The report goes on to state: "The sale of convenience goods would remain ancillary to the main activity of fuel retail. The shop product range includes (but is not limited to) cigarettes, newspapers, magazines, snacks, sandwiches, dairy products, cold drinks, selected groceries

and associated car accessories."

Previous plans, prior to the pub's demolition, include turning the building into a dental practice.