PLANS to create a hand car wash on the site of a former petrol station have been turned down.

The plan was refused by the planning board on the grounds that water spray would affects neighbours to the site on Pontefract Road, Cudworth.

Chris Gothard, the developer's agent, said the company was disappointed.

He added: "When speaking to officers all the concerns have been about noise, and we've addressed that by reducing the number of bays from three to two, screening and planting.

"The site is stood there not contributing to the community. There have been a few incidents of vandalism and anti-social behaviour which can only get worse."