A MAJOR planning application of 129 homes on the former Carpets of Worth site in Stourport which was due to be discussed by Wyre Forest District Council planning committee tonight has been deferred to allow the developer to make amendments.

In a statement issued by the district council its states the planning application is to be discussed next month.

The statement reads: "The major application which was on the agenda has been deferred to allow the developer time to make amendments to the scheme, it is likely that this will be represented to the August Planning Committee.

"The only other item which was due to be considered is being dealt with under delegated powers."

The huge housing estate proposed by the developer, Barratt Homes, was recommended for refusal if put to the committee tonight.

The plans, which includes 13 affordable homes, have been recommended refusal by Stourport Town Council due to traffic problems, the impact on local schools and issues with the proposed access point from Severn Road.

However, Barratt Homes say the plans will help to boost the supply of affordable housing in Wyre Forest.

The site, which sits on the southern section of the former Bond Worth carpet factory, has been vacant for many years and the majority of the buildings on the land have already been demolished.

The northern part of the old Bond Worth site now houses the Tesco superstore and a petrol station.

The next planning meeting is due to take place on August 17.