A PLAN to build new homes at an old school site that was previously refused will be considered once again by the council's planning committee. 

Housing developer Taylor Wimpey appealed against a decision made by Wyre Forest District Council’s planning committee to refuse a 110-home plan. 

The company submitted an updated application to build the new homes at the old Stourport Sixth Form Centre site off Coniston Crescent.

The proposed development from Taylor Wimpey would see more than a hundred new homes built, including affordable homes and public open space.

Concerns were raised over the potential for traffic “gridlock” near the planned access point in Coniston Crescent - a popular walking route for schoolchildren from the nearby Burlish Park Primary School.

Wyre Forest District Council's planning committee voted to unanimously reject the application in November last year, with the Kingsway being considered the appropriate access point. 

Stourport Town Council recommended the plan for refusal highlighting that although they are not against the housing development, "access has to be via Kingsway and not Coniston Crescent for safety highway reasons".

Following the initial plan's refusal, a spokesperson for Taylor Wimpey said: “We have taken on board the comments of the Wyre Forest District Council’s Planning Committee and have lodged an appeal against the planning refusal for our proposed development off Coniston Crescent in Stourport.

“We have also prepared and submitted a new application for the site, which proposes 110 new homes including 28 affordable homes and all associated infrastructure, as well as access and areas of public open space.

“We have worked hard to ensure that the proposed development will meet the needs of local people and, if planning consent is granted, the new development will provide significant benefits to the community.”

The application will go before the planning committee on Tuesday (June 21).