PLANS for a more than 900 new homes to the west of Worcester are set to be debated by councillors next week

The application, by Bristol-based Hallam Land Management Limited, is to build 965 houses on land north of the A44 Bromyard Road at Lower Broadheath.

It also includes land for employment use, a local centre which could include shops, restaurants, pubs and takeaways, a primary school, open spaces and up to 10 travellers' pitches.

The application proposes that up to 40 per cent of the dwellings are affordable.

As part of the proposal, the application seeks three main points of access: a new roundabout off the A44, a new t-junction off the A44, which will initially be open to all traffic but in the longer term would be restricted to buses only, and a new access off Oldbury Road.

At a meeting of Malvern Hills District Council's northern area planning committee on Wednesday, January 9, members will be recommended by planning officers to grant outline approval for the application.

This means that many aspects such as the layout of the sites, designs of the buildings and other matters will be decided with later detailed applications.

In July 2018, the same committee approved a plan by the University of Worcester to build accommodation for up to 1,540 students at a site off Oldbury Road, Lower Broadheath.

And at the same meeting, they also greenlighted a plan by developer Bloor Homes Ltd to build up to 1,400 new homes, on an adjacent site, between Oldbury Road and Martley Road.

Wednesday's meeting is at 6pm in the Council Chamber off Avenue Road, Malvern.