BROMSGROVE planners decided to defer a decision on the building of 490 homes in Whitford.

The application from Catesby Estates Ltd and Miller Homes Ltd went before Bromsgrove District Council's planning committee meeting held this evening, (April 28).

A packed council chamber heard a lengthy debate on the issues surrounding the application, particularly concerns raised about the increased traffic congestion that could be caused by the application going ahead.

These concerns were rejected by Worcestershire County Council highways authority and the applicants.

A motion was put forward for determination of the application to be deferred so further meetings could be held to look again at the traffic concerns.

A vote was taken, with the majority of members voting in favour of the motion.