A PLAN to build a new four-bed home on green space next to a bungalow is set to be rejected.

The planning application seeks permission to build a two-storey four-bedroom home in Nunnery Lane off Spetchley Road next to a bungalow known as Rose Villa.

The site was designated as green space in the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) - land that extends along the rear of the gardens along Nunnery Lane and Spetchley Road which link to the larger green space of Worcester Woods and the playing fields at Nunnery Wood.

The potential development site also falls within previous planning permission granted by the council for the current bungalow which stated the green space must be landscaped and kept as a garden only and should not be developed on.

The council's planning department said the site should remain as a garden and should not be developed on.

A certificate under national legislation was also granted to allow for a garage to be built on the land.

A number of objections were raised by neighbours in Nunnery Lane and Spetchley Road who feared they would lose privacy from the new home.

Some neighbour comments stated the green space to the side of the bungalow used to be an orchard and were under the impression that a new trees would be planted when planning permission was granted for the bungalow.

Thelma Chambers of Nunnery Lane said the plan to use the garage permission as a reason to build the home was "unreasonable."

Neighbours were also concerned by an increase of cars in Nunnery Lane which would contribute to congestion on the already busy Spetchley Road.

A design statement compiled by Nick Carroll Architect on behalf of Jabran Khalid said the new home would improve the look of the site - which it calls a "scruffy end of garden plot with no physical noteworthy features" - and "better assimilate" it into the character of Nunnery Lane.

The city council's planning committee meets on Thursday (May 16).