PLANS for hundreds of new homes in Worcestershire have been given the green light at the second stage after councillors at Wychavon District Council gave the proposal a unanimous thumbs up.

At a meeting in February the reserved matters stage of the plans, which will ultimately see 740 dwellings, employment premises and a local centre for the development on land between Roman Way and Copcut Lane in Salwarpe, near Droitwich, were deferred after comments were made about the height of the three storey extra care block, which also sits on the heighest part of the plot.

But this time round the plans for the first phase of the development for 291 homes including and 110 extra care facility were give the go-ahead.

Councillor Ken Jennings said: "I am delighted to see that we have managed to get the overall height of this part of the development reduced.

"It's a big improvement."