A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build 21 homes in Alfrick looks set to be finalised next week.

The homes, on land at Clay Green Farm in Folly Road, includes six affordable homes, were approved following an appeal.

Outline planning permission was already granted to Two Rivers Developments for the site and councillors look set to approve a number of remaining issues, including design and layout, at a meeting of Malvern Hills District Council's planning committee next Tuesday (January 9).

A final decision was deferred by councillors at a planning meeting in November 2018 due to fears over the density of the site, lack of parking and increased traffic around the development - particularly in Folly Road.

Alfrick and Lulsley Parish Council objected to the plan citing concerns over inappropriate design and problematic access from Folly Road.

David Hughes, the former leader of Malvern Hills District Council, was the subject of some controversy in recent years as he owned the land on which the homes would be built.

Council planners originally refused the plan but it was overturned on appeal.

Mr Hughes was defeated when he stood for re-election to the district council in May 2015 and attributed the loss of his seat to the row over the application.