Bradley residents have launched a petition and action group against plans for a new petrol station to be built in Bradley.

As reported in the Examiner’s North Huddersfield Community News, applicant Shahid Patel submitted plans last month to restore the site at the junction of Tithe House Way and Bradley Road to a petrol station.

The former station closed in 2003.

But now residents have raised concerns about the proposals and launched a petition and action group, Neighbours Against Petrol Station.

Resident Amar Shah said: “Individually and collectively we are either objecting through post or online.

“Just in the past two-three hours I’ve collected around 31 signatures from residents living around the site against the plans.”But Ms Shah also objected to the timing of the application and many residents said they had been unaware of the proposal because it was put in during the school holidays.

Ms Shah said the petition had been submitted to council planners ahead of the end of public consultation on Saturday August 31.

Resident Pauline Armitage said: “We are not happy with the prospect of yet another not-needed garage to be opened and that it is immediately next to homes on our estate.

“We feel it would cause further pollution and noise from 5am to 10pm and that the size of the buildings and car/fuel port will block residents’ views along with the light emitting during the hours of opening times.

“Once again commercial buildings are being proposed alongside residential properties, causing upset and disruption to people living in close proximity.”

If approved, the site would have four pumps, parking for 14 cars and a disabled bay and a 260.80 sq metre shop unit.

Kirklees Council planners commented on the application stating that they need more detail to justify the size of the retail unit to ensure the site does not simply become a unit with an additional petrol facility.

To view the plans go to .

Although public consultation has closed, comments can be added to the application until Friday September 6.