PLANS for a development of assisted living units at Oakworth have been approved.

But a suggestion that the developer pay £20,000 for improvements to a nearby bus stop was ignored.

A scheme for 24 assisted living units at Oakville, in Keighley Road, was proposed by a Mr and Mrs Addis in 2017.

The application went before Bradford Council’s regulatory and appeals committee at a meeting last Thursday.

There had been some concerns raised about traffic entering the site, which is on a steep slope, but members of the committee voted to give the development the go-ahead.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority had suggested the developer pay £20,000 towards extra provision at a bus stop in Keighley Road.

The authority said the stop – the closest to the development – didn't currently have a shelter and proposed the developer could help fund one, plus a real-time passenger information display, to "improve the public transport offer".

However, members of the committee ruled that it was not a reasonable request considering the size and nature of the development.