PLANS for a drive-thru coffee shop near a Keighley supermarket have been approved.

The facility will be built on currently-derelict land close to the Asda petrol station.

Access is to be provided from the car park of the store, in Bingley Street.

The brand that will run the coffee shop, which will also feature an indoor seating area, hasn't been divulged.

Bradford Council planners say the site is located within a former employment zone.

They add that the development would create jobs and "help support the town centre use".

Officer Paul Verity says: "The site currently comprises a pre-fabricated unit last used for car sales/repairs, a cleared former commercial site and a large portion of disused ex-industrial land left over from the Asda supermarket development.

"The proposed development includes a single-storey modern flat-roofed building close to Bradford Street.

"Existing stone boundary walls would be retained and the building would be a modern, attractive commercial premises."

He says that as customers will access the coffee shop from the supermarket car park, there would be no adverse impact on residential properties in the area.

An old vehicular access from Bradford Street will be closed off.

Separate plans for another drive-thru coffee shop in the town are still awaiting a decision.

Aldi is seeking outline permission for a facility to be built on the land, in Gresley Road, where it is planning a new supermarket.