A NEW planning application has been submitted for alterations to a building in a conservation area after a similar scheme was refused earlier this year.

In July, Bradford Council rejected a retrospective application for alterations to 69 Main Street in Haworth which included the creation of a dormer window in the attic.

It was part of works to turn the upper floors of a coffee shop in the building into flats.

Council officers said the dormer would harm the appearance of the Haworth Conservation Area.

Now a new application has been submitted, by Paul Taylor, in which the dormer window will be removed and replaced with skylight windows.

The application adds: "We believe the conservation-style skylights will comply with the council’s house extension policy and not unduly harm the conservation area."

A decision is expected in early December.