PLANS to demolish the Kidderminster Market Auction building to make way for housing are set to be given the green light by the district council's planning committee.

Wyre Forest District Council's planning committee are set to give delegated approval to the plans - subject to a section 106 agreement - to demolish the existing building, in Comberton Place, to provide 15 houses with associated landscaping and parking for affordable housing, when they meet on Tuesday (August 15).

The application has been submitted by Wyre Forest Community Housing.

The Kidderminster Market Auction site is located to the east of Kidderminster town centre and is located off Comberton Hill, near to the town's Magistrates Court.

In 2015, it was approved to build 39 units on the site, subject to a section 106 agreement - but the application was withdrawn by the developer.

In his comments in the report submitted to the committee, the planning officer said: "The current application relates purely to the market auctions site and proposes 15 dwellings.

"An application for eight units was approved under delegated powers earlier this year on the adjacent site.

"The scheme is presented as a 100 per cent affordable proposal put forward by Wyre Forest Community Housing."

The application can be viewed on Wyre Forest District Council’s planning website via the reference number 17/0269/FULL.