PLANS have been approved for the installation of new CCTV cameras and lighting at a Bradford church in a bid to cut crime.

A total of 22 spotlights and 13 CCTV cameras will be put on St Peter's Church, Leeds Road, and its Grade II-listed presbytery.

Bradford Council approved the plans this week.

A heritage officer's report said: "It is proposed to attach cameras and security lighting to both buildings to address anti-social behaviour and vandalism.

"On balance, it is concluded the impact, which will be slight, is balanced by the public benefit of combating vandalism to the listed asset and religious building."

A planning officer's report added: "The proposal will result in additional surveillance and lighting of hidden spaces on the site.

"This is deemed likely to deter crime and anti-social behaviour for the local area, and is a clear benefit of the proposal."