By Carl Jackson Thursday 06 September 2012 Updated: 07/09 00:01
PLANS to build 316 homes at Norton Farm have been submitted to Bromsgrove District Council.
The proposals for the land - equivalent to six football pitches - on the west of Birmingham Road include a mix of detached, semi-detached and terrace houses with two to four bedrooms, as well as children's play areas.
Up to 126 of the homes will be affordable in line with council's 40 per cent policy on new housing developments.
Gallagher Estates, which is behind the plans, has submitted the application to the council almost a year after more than 200 people attended a public exhibition on the proposals to give their feedback on the homes.
Among the concerns from residents were that the Birmingham Road would not be able to cope with the added traffic from the extra drivers which would be using it.
Stuart Field is the senior planner at consultant Barton Willmore, which is working on behalf of Gallagher Estates.
He said a full transport assessment had been carried out and road improvements had been included in the proposals, as well as sustainable transport measures and a residential travel plan.
"We’re confident these plans will help to deliver much-needed homes for the local community.
"Now that we’ve submitted the application we will continue to work with Bromsgrove District Council to make sure we deliver a sustainable scheme that is right for the town.
"We were really pleased with the high turnout at the exhibition last year and since then have carefully considered the concerns raised by local residents when finalising our plans."
A spokesperson for the developers said they were currently writing to more than a 100 residents who raised specific concerns.
For more, and to have your say on the proposals, visit the planning section of the council's website www.bromsgrove.gov.uk and check out application number 12/0709
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