THE second phase of a massive housing project to build more than 300 homes in Spetchley has been given the go-ahead.

Outline planning permission was given for the plan Swinesherd Way, Spetchley in 2014, with the reserved matters application for 113 homes passed on Thursday.

Councillors called on the developer Persimmon Homes to build the footbridge over the A4440 included in the application to be built before houses are completed.

Cllr Rob Adams, who represents the Norton and Whittington ward, said: "I do not like this site for housing, with a motorway on one side and a 70 mile an hour route on the other side.

"The area is marked for housing in the South Worcestershire Development Plan.

"It worries me that a 70 miles an hour road is at the end of this road. I think it should still be 40 there.

"I believe it is imperative that the footbridge is built before work on houses begins. We must make the best of a bad job.

"I am calling on my councillors to not stand in the way of this application."

Cllr Tony Miller also called for the footbridge to be built before housing work was completed also describing the houses as having "unimaginative designs."

The site forms the middle section of development between phase 1 to the north and phase 3 to the south of the site. A grassed bund is located between the A4440 Swinesherd Way and the west of the site.

The proposal includes the provision of 68 open market houses and 45 affordable houses.

The first stage of the huge application saw 91 homes passed in 2016.

The application was passed with 13 in favour and one abstention on Thursday, by Wychavon District Council.