RESIDENTS living next to a Kidderminster site which will have 31 homes built on it are planning to appeal against the decision which gave plans the go-ahead.

Conservative councillor Stephen Williams cast the deciding vote for approval as members of Wyre Forest District Council’s planning committee were torn – at eight votes each – on whether or not to grant permission for UK Construction and Wyre Forest Community Housing to build the affordable homes at the Harriers Industrial Estate, Stadium Close.

Planners confirmed a mistake had been made in the original report, which said the site would have dedicated visitor parking spaces.

It was confirmed at Tuesday’s meeting that would not be the case, sparking fears more motor - ists would park on surrounding streets.

After the meeting, Ray Mercer Way resident Lucie Davis said the visitor parking mistake meant neighbours had not been consulted on the correct plans and would appeal against the decision.

The application was given delegated approval subject to planning conditions and a £6,200 open space contribution being met.