PLANS to construct a house overlooking a cricket club and behind a funeral directors have been approved.

The application will see the patch of scrubland off Bowling Green View, Drighlington, replaced by a single detached home.

In the plans, it states that the site is believed to have previously housed a coffin workshop by the neighbouring Crabtree and Son Funeral Directors, and most recently has been used for storing vehicles by a nearby resident for motor repairs.

Now the application has been given the green light, the scrap cars and steel containers on the site will be removed.

The property will be a detached four-bedroom home with a detached double garage, driveway and garden to the front and rear, with the back garden backing onto Drighlington Cricket Club's clubhouse and playing field, around 60 to 70 metres from the square where batting and bowling takes place.

It will house four double bedrooms, two with en-suites and one with a walk-in wardrobe, along with a family bathroom on the top floor, while downstairs is an open-plan kitchen, dining and living room, with a separate snug room, office, utility and shower room.

The garden will be accessed via floor-to-ceiling bi-folding doors from the kitchen area.

Leeds City Council planning officers granted the application full planning permission.

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