PROPOSALS to create an business park on a prominent Bradford site have been described as "positively striking."

Bradford Council has approved a planning application to build 10, two-storey business units on a site on the junction of Beckside Road and Spencer Road. The site is currently used as a car wash and builder's merchant's.

Submitted by Rashid Bashir, the application said the work would "offer good quality business units at a prime location in a highly sought-after area in Bradford. They are targeting locally based businesses who require a prime site for their new and existing businesses.

"It would bring the area back to life, where most buildings of this nature are in a state of disrepair and are presented as dilapidated or unoccupied. Our proposals aim to enhance the outlook and promote good design within the local area by setting a modern and innovative precedent for future developments."

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Planning officers at Bradford Council have now approved the application, saying: "The site represents somewhat of blank canvas given its current condition. It does however occupy a prominent position. It is considered the proposed scheme would have a positive impact on the immediate locality.

"The contemporary and innovative architectural styles and design and the material proposed are acceptable in the location mostly surrounded by commercial building.

"It's appearance would appear positively striking providing a visual interest in this prominent location having a strong effect on the character and appearance of the area particularly as site itself does currently not make a strong contribution to its setting in its present state."