Plans to redevelop Kirkgate Market’s frontage onto George Street with a “multi-storey building” of shops and an aparthotel have already been approved, with a council decision tocontribute £12.9m to the scheme, for a 50% share in the hotel’s lease .

Now they must discuss spending an extra £917,000 due to “an increase in estimated construction costs”, which may be offset by an increase in the site’s value.

The six-storey aparthotel will feature a mix of residential and hotel accommodation, and the rise in cost includes an increase from 128 to 136 rooms in the aparthotel to meet customer demand.

The report will be discussed on October 16.