A CITY centre car park can be used by a car sales business - but only for a period of two years.

The Paradise Street car park is owned by Bradford Council, and has been set aside as a potential housing site in the authority's City Centre Area Action Plan.

Earlier this year a planning application to change the use of the site, off Westgate and behind the derelict Jesters Pub building, to car sales was submitted to Bradford Council by Sakhwat Mehmood.

The application says the site will be leased from the Council for a period of at least two years, and so the business will be temporary.

The plans have now been approved.

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Officers said: "The proposed development would not support the use of the land allocations for residential development, however, the temporary use of the site is not considered to prejudice future development on this land,"

One condition of the approval is that car sales on the site should end after a two year period.

The Area Action Plan - published in 2017, says the Paradise Street car park, along with two neighbouring car parks on Wigan Street and Longlands Street, could be used for the development of up to 120 homes.