PLANS to convert a camper van business and pet kennels in Wythall into nearly 30 new homes have been put forward.

Proposals for 28 homes off Barkers Lane have been submitted to Bromsgrove District Council.

The site is classed as green belt land, but the current businesses have operated from the site for more than 20 years.

A mixture of two, three and four-bedroom homes are proposed for the estate.

A document accompanying the planning application states: “In order to give the development a sense of community it has been decided to make the access road a fully shared space with a pedestrian priority.

“This will be achieved by making it more of a landscaped space using small pavers for its surface and not having a separate footpath.

“This approach should also aid security but making the street feel more like part of the home, it generally increases the surveillance of the space making them feel safer.”

If plans are passed there will also be six properties classed as affordable housing.

As well as dedicated car parking spaces for each property, six parking spaces – three at each end of the site are proposed.

A previous planning application to develop part of the site was refused planning consent and was then refused at appeal, however, this did not encompass the pet kennels.