A PLANNING application has been put forward to Bromsgrove District Council for 60 affordable homes on Perryfields Road.

This comes after a public consultation was launched for the development last month, which has already angered residents.

Plans, which have been lodged by housing provider, Living Space in conjunction with PDR Developments, for a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, to suit single households and families of varying sizes.

Taylor Wimpey submitted a planning application for outline permission in January to Bromsgrove District Council for 1,300 homes, with the planning committee minded approval to the plans.

The developer had already submitted a planning application in 2016 which was appealed and put forward to the Planning Inspectorate in May for consideration.

Living Space's proposals form part of the allocation for the 1,300 homes.

Chris Loizou, land and partnerships director at Living Space Housing said: “There is a substantial unmet housing need within Bromsgrove and the surrounding area, with many people who work in the district commuting in.

"Bromsgrove’s Strategic Housing Market Assessment requires substantial new home delivery – including 219 new affordable homes per year – so highly sustainable schemes such as this are required.

"Our proposals are for a quality bespoke development, which will contribute to and enhance the architectural character of the borough.”

Philip Rawle, director of PDR Developments Ltd said: “Prior to submitting our planning application, we undertook public consultation across nearly 400 homes in the local area.

"It was interesting to see that there was an awareness of the lack of mixed tenure housing.

"This scheme is vital to enable Bromsgrove District Council to increase the provision of quality new homes across a range of tenures, including socially rented and shared ownership.

"We look forward to working with the Council’s Officers and Elected Members as the scheme progresses through the planning system.”

Despite the need to meet housing targets, residents are extremely concerned with the lack of road infrastructure in place around Bromsgrove to support the proposed new development.

In April, Bromsgrove District Council announced a Strategic Transport Assessment (STA) of the district had been commissioned but Sue Harris, a nearby resident of the proposed site, said this assessment should be completed before any new development is passed.