A MAJOR planning application to build 129 homes on the former Carpets of Worth site in Stourport has been approved.

The huge housing estate plan put forward by developer, Barratt Homes, was green lit during a meeting of Wyre Forest District Council's planning committee on Tuesday (September 21).

Previously, the plans were recommended for refusal by Stourport Town Council due to traffic concerns, 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 and create jobs.

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.

A spokesperson for Barratt Homes West Midlands, said: “We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to deliver 129 high-quality properties, 25 per cent of which are affordable homes, to Worcestershire buyers and invest in this growing community in Stourport-on-Severn.

“Exciting plans are in place to regenerate the former brownfield site and we’re looking forward to providing public open space, investing in highways infrastructure and underpinning new jobs for local people.”