PLANS for a builders' merchants at a Burnley business park have been given the go-ahead.

More than 30 jobs will be created at the Empire Business Park site.

Burnley Council's development control committee delegated authority for the application to be approved on Thursday.

A report states it will enhance employment opportunities in the area, however fears had been raised about flooding.

Lowerhouse Cricket Club expressed concerns additional water from the site would flood the ground while 10 letters of objection were received about flooding, traffic, noise pollution and loss of trees.