A FORMER bar and nightclub next to a shopping parade can be turned into flats and a shop.

Jack and Jills, off Allerton Road and behind Allerton Shopping Centre, has been vacant for years.

The bar, and an attached take away, is currently boarded up.

A planning application to convert the ground floor into retail and the upper floors into nine flats were submitted by K Chamberlain earlier this Summer.

The plans were approved by Bradford Council earlier this month.

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Planning officers said: “The building is currently redundant and so the development would see the reuse of the building.

“The loss of the public house/restaurant would not have a significantly negative impact on the viability of the local centre.

“The proposed flats are of a suitable size to provide adequate amenity space for the future residents. The site is in a sustainable location with easy access to amenities and public transport.”