PLANS to renovate an empty mill and former clothing store to create smaller retail units and a dessert bar and coffee shop have been lodged.

The scheme for the currently empty Westfield House, Ingleby Road, would include timber cladding to the exterior and replacement windows, as well as two new build units.

The building previously housed the Grattan catalogue shop and plans to turn it into a wedding venue have been refused in recent years.

A design and access statement accompanying the plans to Bradford Council states: “Our proposal is to provide some timber cladding to the exterior and replace the existing windows to uplift the current outlook of the existing building and introduce some additional external deli bar/ cafe style retail units within the boundary of the existing site.”

The report adds that the site falls within a mixed use area with nearby buildings including residential, a church, a lighting shop, a garage and car sales forecourt.

The existing retail space in the main building would be sub-divided to create smaller retail units.

The current parking layout would remain, with the addition of two disabled parking spaces.

The new unit would be glad in grey on the roof and walls, with the aluminium shop front in black, while the proposed cladding to the existing stone building would be timber.

A decision is due by the end of August.