A PLAN to build a two-storey ‘modern’ home on green space on the edge of Gheluvelt Park looks set to be approved.

The application for a two-storey three bedroom curved home is on land off Lavender Road which used to be a garden for the original park keeper's cottage.

Plans submitted to the council said the L-shaped building has been “extensively designed” to work within green space regulations.

The site is earmarked as green space in the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) which states development should only be for community use.

The bold design by Nick Carroll Architects includes a flat roof and curved corners, patterned brickwork with powder coated aluminium doors and windows.

Council planners have said the design was “positive” and of a satisfactory standard for the area.

The shape of the building is said to prevent causing harm to any nearby trees.

Most of the nearby trees are not protected and are owned by Worcester City Council.

The plan also includes planting new trees, hedgerows, nesting boxes and bat lofts as part of extensive landscaping.

The council’s conservation area panel said some development on the land would be “fine” and modern design could be “appropriate” but the development needed to have a better relationship with the park and surrounding buildings and relate better to the street.

A number of objections have been raised by neighbours in Lavender Road and Kepax Gardens most of which cited the modern design as out-of-keeping with many of the Victorian buildings in the area.

The city council's planning committee meets on Thursday (February 21) to discuss the application.