PLANS have been submitted to build a private nursery in a Rubery road which a leading Labour councillor fears could cost lives.

The proposed facility has been earmarked for Gunner Lane which was the centre of a debate when Holywell Primary School was created there more than a year ago.

Since residents feared extra traffic to the school would prove dangerous Worcestershire County Council created a service road to the site.

This runs through Waseley Hills High School.

Bromsgrove District Council's Labour group leader Cllr Peter McDonald (Lab, Uffdown and Waseley) said if the plans go ahead it would be "an outrage".

"The county has spent tens of thousands of pounds making sure Gunner Lane is free of extra traffic," he said.

"If this nursery is built extra cars would be using the road which would put people's lives at risk.

"It would become extremely dangerous for residents living there.

"I am horrified at the prospect of this and hope the district council is going to reject the plans."

A planning spokesman for the council confirmed it had received the application which will be discussed at a future meeting of the authority's planning and highways committee.