MORE than 100 homes are set to be built in Stourport on a former sixth-form site.

The revised application for 110 homes on the old Stourport Sixth Form Centre has been approved by Wyre Forest District Council after it was previously refused.

Last November, the committee refused planning permission due to “increased traffic movements” via the access point onto Coniston Crescent which would result in an “unacceptable impact on highways safety”.

Residents raised concerns over the potential “traffic gridlock” as Coniston Crescent is a popular walking route for schoolchildren from the nearby Burlish Park Primary School.

The current approved application is “almost identical” to the previous application with the only difference being an amendment to a site boundary and additional pedestrian and cycle footways.

However, the site is allocated in the Wyre Forest Local Plan.

A new plan was adopted in April which accepted the access arrangements of the proposals.

Taylor Wimpey’s development is set to see new vehicular access onto Coniston Crescent, a children’s play area, pedestrian links and the demolition of the former caretaker’s house.

Around 28 of the 110 homes are set to be affordable housing.