Homes scheme faces crunch

Plans for four houses at Greystones could be given the go-ahead next week, despite local opposition.

Council officers have no objections to the detached four-bedroom properties being built on land at the back of houses near the corner of Greystones Road and High Storrs Rise. They say the scheme makes “a reasonable attempt to retain an element of tree cover”, would not cause problems for neighbours and not generate traffic problems with access off Greystones Road.

But councillors will take into account 14 objections when they give their verdict on Tuesday.

Issues raised include the loss of woodland, the effect on wildlife, “overdevelopment” and the traffic and parking implications.

Planning permission was four houses was granted in 1998.