PLANS for more than two hundred homes are set to go before planners.

The two applications relate to Grove Farm, to the west of Worcester, and the Aston Coaches site at Broomhall, to the south of the city.

Members of Malvern Hills District Council's northern area planning committee are expected to decide on a plan to build up up 150 homes at Grove Farm, and a further 66 at the Aston Coaches site, on Wednesday. 

Planning officers are recommending that councillors approve both schemes.

The Grove Farm plan, submitted by Spenhill Developments Ltd, is on a site bordered by Bromyard Road to the north and Grove Way to the west.

The proposed primary access is via Bromyard Road off a new junction, with a second access at the east of the site to connect with the University of Worcester site next door.

Rushwick Parish Council voiced no objections, but said it would like to see a mix of housing, including one and two bed properties.

One resident commented on the application, saying that highway, medical and broadband infrastructure should form part of the development, and each home should include at least one renewable energy resource.

The Broomhall plan, sent in by Clerkenleap Developments, is for 66 homes and a 32-bed care home on the mainly brownfield site which is currently in use as a coach depot.

The developer's plans would see the existing buildings demolished.

There were two objections from the public, raising worries about a considerable increase in future traffic, disturbance, overlooking and potential loss of privacy.

In their reports, district council planners said that the schemes represent a "significant contribution" towards fulfilling its allocation of housing under the South Worcestershire Development Plan.

The meeting is being held at the Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, at 6pm.