FIRE-damaged warehouse buildings can be demolished after planning officers acknowledged they had “little heritage merit". 

Two of the buildings belonging to Dudley Hill-based John Sylvester Ltd were badly damaged in a fire several years ago, with the roof being destroyed.

The Vulcan Street buildings have been empty ever since.

Earlier this Spring the company, which produces fasteners and plastics, applied for planning permission to demolish the two damaged buildings and refurbish the main warehouse building on the site.

Planning officers at Bradford Council have now approved the plans, which will see the buildings replaced with parking spaces.

Officers said: “The demolition of the two warehouses to the south of the site would be considered a visual improvement.

“These are visibly disused structures, and while older, hold very little clear heritage merit.

“The new parking area to the south would include seven parking spaces internally with two associated EV charging stations.

"The additional parking spaces would be considered to aid the function of the wider site, and to better accommodate on-street parking on William Street associated with the premises.”