ALLOWING a planned new restaurant to open until 3am would present a "significant threat" to the peace of people living near the site.

In January Bradford Council granted planning permission for the conversion of the former Pentagon car dealership on Worth Way, Keighley, into a restaurant.

One condition of the plans was that the business would have to shut at midnight on Monday to Thursday, and 1am on Friday and Saturday and 11pm on Bank Holidays.

Earlier this year the applicant behind the plans, C Bailey, applied to Bradford Council to alter these conditions, and allow the restaurant to open until 3am.

But planning officers have now refused this application, saying a 3am opening could cause problems for people living near the business.

They said: "Whilst the site is close to Keighley town centre, there are a number of residential properties nearby in an area which are not subject to a high level of night time activity.

"The extended opening hours of the restaurant would likely generate levels of noise and disturbance at an unacceptable time.

"The proposed variation of conditions would represent a significant threat to the residential amenity of neighbouring occupants."