PLANS to build three townhouses on a plot of land in Long Lee have been refused by Bradford Council.

The proposals would have seen the block of three-bed terraced houses built in Long Lee Lane, opposite the junction with Spring Avenue.

Objections were made about the development, centred on “too many” houses in the village and pressure on local services.

And Keighley Town Council voiced concerns that the houses wouldn’t match surrounding dwellings.

In refusing the plans, Bradford Council said the proposals “failed to demonstrate that the development could provide sufficient, safe and workable access, turning facilities, servicing and car parking arrangements for each dwelling. In the absence of clear proposals for this important requirement, the proposed development presents a threat to highway and pedestrian safety”.

The layout of the site, with an open front and no perimeter work, would also be “out of character” with the surrounding area, planning officers added.