A NEW housing development can be built on the site of a derelict building on a large plot of land.

Plans to develop the site of 289 Beacon Road, Wibsey – home to a crumbling bungalow sitting in a large, overgrown plot, date back several years.

A scheme to build 10 houses on the site was refused by Bradford Council in 2018.

But now a new, smaller development of five homes has been approved.

The application was submitted by Ola Popoola and would see the detached homes built around a new turning circle.

The previous plan had been refused due to concern over the impact of protected trees on the site.

This new plan attempted to reduce the number of trees that would be lost.

Planning officers said there would still be a loss of trees with this development, but acknowledged the new plan included 28 new trees being planted.

Approving the plans on Friday, officers said: “Weight is given to the derelict state of this site and the identified need for housing in the Bradford district.

“The development of the site would undoubtedly result in significant benefits to the character and appearance of the wider area which would outweigh the visual harm that may be caused by loss of trees on this site.”