PLANNING chiefs look set to approve plans to build 17 affordable homes in Lymm.

Clarion Housing Group’s application to demolish a detached bungalow and build the properties at the site, on Star Lane, will come before the development management committee on Wednesday.

The scheme is recommended for approval, subject to conditions.

Lymm Parish Council, Cllr Anna Fradgley and Cllr Ian Marks have objected to it, while 18 letters of objections have been received by Warrington Borough Council.

The objections relate to concerns over a range of matters including traffic, speeding and visibility.

The application proposes 100 per cent of the development to be affordable units.

Planning policy requires 30 per cent of the development to be affordable housing, of which 50 per cent should be affordable for rent and 50 per cent intermediate housing.

However, it is proposed that 12 per cent of the units are to be affordable rent and 88 per cent are to be shared ownership.

But the council confirmed scheme is not fully compliant, as a policy compliant scheme would provide just over 15 per cent of the units as affordable rent.

In a planning statement, council officers said: “It is considered that the proposal is acceptable in principle.

“It is considered that the proposal would not result in any significant harm to the amenities of nearby properties through overlooking, loss of privacy, overshadowing, sunlight, daylight, noise and disturbance.

“As such, the proposal is considered to be consistent with the objectives of the national planning policy framework and complies with policies set out in the local plan core strategy.”