A DEVELOPMENT of over 60 affordable houses in Keighley is likely to be given the go ahead at a planning meeting on Thursday.

Bradford Council approved an application to build 58 houses on land at Long Lee Lane in 2016.

However, the homes were never built, and a new application to build on the site has since been submitted. The latest plans, by Yorkshire Housing, would see 61 homes built on the site.

They would be a mix of two thirds rent to buy and shared ownership and one third “affordable rent.”

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There have been 11 objections to the application, and Keighley Town Council has also objected, but at a meeting of the Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee on Thursday members will be advised to approve the plans.

A report to the committee says: "To promote the delivery of new housing to meet the demands of a growing population within the District, sites such as this, which are not located on land designated as green belt and that have been previously determined as suitable for development are critical."

The committee meets in Bradford City Hall at 10am.