PROPOSALS for 145 new homes have been given the green light.

Warrington Borough Council has granted detailed planning permission for the scheme at Omega South.

Outline planning permission had previously been approved in June 2016 as part of plans for a total of 1,100 houses to be built in the area.

This part of the development will comprise of 17 two-bedroom, 69 three-bedroom and 59 four-bedroom units.

The two-storey homes will be a mixture of terraced, semi-detached and detached properties – each with at least two allocated car parking spaces.

Construction work on the 12-acre site, which was formerly part of Burtonwood Airbase, will take an estimated 40 months.

Application documents stated: “The proposed development will generate a number of economic, social and environmental benefits which have previously been recognised through the granting of outline planning permission.

“These benefits still remain valid and will now be added to further through the creation of a high-quality living environment and a balanced housing mix.

“The proposed development will make a significant and positive contribution towards boosting Warrington’s housing needs and the accepted lack of a five-year housing land supply, delivering 29 affordable homes as part of a wider high-quality scheme which is deliverable within 40 months from the date of commencement.”

Castle Green Homes was granted consent by WBC on Tuesday, June 22.