A NEW development of 90 “high quality” homes could be built if plans are given the go-ahead.

The application, for land off Bierley Lane, Bierley, has been submitted by Countryside Partnerships PLC and says the development will be “attractive, distinctive and aspirational”.

It comes after a proposal for more than 100 homes was lodged with Bradford Council last October and then withdrawn back in January.

A document submitted as part of the application says: “This proposed scheme will provide much-needed housing within reach of local amenities, facilities and with good transport links.

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“This in turn will encourage greater activity in the area to support the local economy.

“In addition, the development of this site will improve and enhance the appearance of the area and allow existing services to benefit from a larger neighbourhood population.”

It adds: “Based on our working knowledge of the West Yorkshire housing market and its demographics, we have looked to create a medium-density development.

“This ensures that we meet the affordability criteria for the area.

“The mix for the proposed dwellings will give the opportunity for good-sized two and three-bed family accommodation.”

Vehicular access is proposed off Bierley Lane and the site of the development is opposite the road’s junctions with School Street and Armadale Avenue.

A public consultation was carried out and the application details some of the concerns raised about the plan, including fears about overdevelopment in the area.

The applicant says the site is allocated as being suitable for residential development.

There are also fears about an increase in traffic, but it’s said the “the local highway network has sufficient capacity to safely accommodate the predicted trips generated from the development”.

Another comment said there should be greater provision for greenspace over houses, with the applicant responding that “provision of open space has been provided within the western boundary of the site, occupying approximately 23 per cent of the total site area”.

The application says: “The development at Bierley Lane will provide an attractive, high quality designed environment to live.

“The scale and character of the proposals will ensure that the scheme will contribute to and enhance the immediate and surrounding area.

“The careful consideration of the structure, massing, streetscape, landscaping and materials ensures that the development is in context with the adjacent area creating an attractive, distinctive and aspirational scheme.”

A determination deadline for the application has been set at September 27 this year.