DIY firm Arnold Laver has unveiled plans for its move across Guiseley to Springhead Mills.

Lavers, which currently occupies the former Leeds City Tramways depot, on Otley Road, says its hopes to set up a 'Call Collect' depot - specialising in supplying builders and other trades - at the mill on Springfield Road.

Twenty-four staff are expected to be moved from the current site, along with the existing builders' merchants operation. The depot will be just the second Call Collect operation to open in the country.

Director and company secretary of the Arnold Laver Group, Mark Bower, said: "It is principally designed to cater for local trades people who want to collect their materials quickly, in one go."

He claimed the new base planned at Springhead Mills would generate less traffic in the area than alternative uses under the existing industrial use consent would allow.

Mr Bower said the new centre would incorporate the existing builders' merchants operation, and also stock timber, sheet metals, building products, hardware and kitchens.

The company is applying to Leeds City Council for the change of use of the mills from general industrial use, to allow it to trade from the site.

Lavers said it has sent predicted traffic flow details for the Springhead Mills development to council planning officers.

The planning applications is expected to go on display at Guiseley Library.

Planning permission has already been granted for a £2.5 million development at the Otley Road tram depot, including apartments and a Cannons Health Club.