A BRADFORD business plans to "invest handsomely" in a Conservation Area building after refurbishment plans were approved.

Regal Sweets and Treats submitted plans to alter the rood of its bakery production warehouse at 148 - 150 Sunbridge Road.

The building is in the Goitside Conservation Area, and area where buildings have added protection, and any changes go through extra scrutiny.

The work will increase the building's roof height - providing extra space for machinery in the building.

The application by the company said: "The proposed development does not create any additional floor space, however it will give extra height within the building.

"The organisation has been fully operational prior to this extension for a number of years and with the growing demand for this organisation’s facilities has been increased.

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"Extending this building in its original location without taking too much of the site would seem the most economical way forward. 

"The host site and surrounding buildings would not suffer any detrimental effect through the proposed works; rather, the client is willing to invest handsomely in the development of the site in order to positively enhance the local and wider area."

The plans have now been approved by Bradford Council, after Conservation Officers supported the changes to the building.

Planning officers saying: "The proposal will support the local economic growth and productivity.

"The proposed alteration will not generate any adverse effect on the conservation area provided materials are match existing."