CONTROVERSIAL plans to build thousands of new homes on land near Foxlydiate Lane and Pumphouse Lane is set to go before council chiefs tonight.

Plans are being put forward for the demolition of existing buildings and the erection of up to 2,560 homes.

The homes would be on land which has been considered for development on several occasions over the last 30 years.

As well as new homes the plans also include building a local centre including a number of retail shops, health and community facilities, a school, as well as all associated playing areas and parking.

The application, which has received almost 150 public comments, many of them strongly objecting to it, will go before Bromsgrove planners tonight Monday, October 14.

Many have raised concerns about public safety, infrastructure, while many others have said the traffic plan is "seriously flawed" and needs reviewing.

Some have even called the application "frightening" that a large housing development is being considered when the land has not only a high pressure gas main, but also a petroleum pipeline running through it.

Keep checking the Advertiser website for the latest updates and reaction.