A PLAN to build a home on a former car park looks set to be approved despite concerns from neighbours over parking.

Concerns have been raised about a plan to "squeeze" the three-storey home in Moor Street in Worcester into the car park with neighbours saying it would cause issues with parking and traffic in a narrow street already plagued by problems.

Worcester City Council's planning officers have recommended the plan should be approved when councillors meet tomorrow (March 25).

The plan has changed since it was first put forward more than a year ago with developer Blockworks scrapping plans to build four apartments and replacing it with proposals for one three-storey home.

Highways officers at Worcestershire County Council have had said last year that the plan should be refused as it does not provide enough parking.

Officers are now raising no objection to the plan despite offering no car parking spaces at all.

A three-bedroom home should include two car parking spaces under council rules.

A report, which is due to be discussed by the city council's planning committee, said the home would be in a sustainable location in the city centre which would not require parking spaces because it was close to the city's bus and railway station.

Councillor Lynn Denham, who represents the city's Cathedral ward, said the plan seemed to be "squashing accommodation into a very tight site" and asked for the plan to be decided by the council's planning committee instead of officers.

Several objections were also raised by neighbours during public consultation.

One neighbour in Queensgate Mews said the plan looked "ugly" and did not fit in with its surroundings.

Another neighbour said allowing the plan to go ahead would set a worrying precedent for other homes to be built in gardens in the area.