PLANS to bring Burley’s library up to modern standards have been submitted to Bradford Council.

A report by Bowman Riley Architects describes the poor state of the building which was sold by Bradford to Burley Parish Council for £1 in 2017.

It says: “The building is in desperate need of refurbishment and redecoration to bring the facility up to modern standards and a sum of funds has been allocated to see the building greatly improved.

“The building has been subject to water leaks and the windows have been poorly repaired in the past with an attempt to upgrade the glazing, but this has caused many units to fail. Internally the mechanical lighting is poor, and the decoration is very tired and dated.

“However, the buildings location and status within the community has seen the facility become a truly cherished asset with a view to protect its future. The aim of the refurbishment is to future proof the existing building fabric.”

The application, from Burley Parish Council, is for the replacement of window fittings and new cladding on a flat roof with internal alterations.