PROPOSALS to build an employment development on a long vacant and overgrown city centre site have been approved.

The site, between Filey Street and Leeds Road, was once home to Eastbrook Mills - a warehouse building that was demolished over a decade ago.

The site has been empty ever since, and is now covered by thick vegetation. Despite much of it being fenced off it is also a site targeted by fly tippers.

Last December an application to build industrial units on the site was submitted to Bradford Council by C Bambage, and officers have approved the plans this week.

Development plan for long empty site on the edge of Bradford city centre

They pointed out that the vacant land has long been classed as an employment site.

The plans called for seven units with the planning use either general industrial or storage and distribution to be built on the site.

There will be parking spaces for 17 cars and space for seven larger vehicles, with entry to the site from Carroll Street.