PLANS for three houses to be built on a patch of scrubland in West Bowling have been approved by Bradford Council.

The properties - a trio of three-bedroom terraced townhouses - are set to be built in Upper Castle Street, on the corner of its junction with St Stephen’s Road.

They will be built of stone to match the surrounding houses with each house having a two-car driveway.

In approving the plans, planning officers said the land, which is “overgrown and has little recreational or visual value”, is prone to flooding, so the houses must be made of resilient materials, and “sustainable drainage” should be fitted to dispose of surface water.

They said the plans were unlikely to spoil existing residents’ quality of life, and that the creation of the houses would be a “sustainable form of development that satisfies local and national planning policies.”