TWO major plans for the former QinetiQ site in Malvern will be coming up before councillors this week.

The applicants - Square Bay (No.6) LLP, QinetiQ Ltd, Persimmon Homes and Barchester Healthcare, want to build up to 300,000 square feet of commercial buildings, plus 310 houses (20 per cent affordable) and a 66-bed care home on the site off St Andrew's Road.

The proposed development will have accesses of St Andrew's Road and Longridge Road, and planning officers at Malvern Hills District Council are recommending that they should be approved.

The application will be discussed on Wednesday, May 22, by the council's southern area planning committee, which is meeting at 6.30pm at County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester - the council's own meeting room in Malvern is currently being renovated.