A PLAN to build more units on an industrial estate in Pinvin was backed by councillors.

The plan by JKT Properties to build two buildings housing nine new units on land off Abbey View Road in Pinvin near Pershore was approved by Wychavon District Council's planning committee at a meeting on June 25.

The two buildings would be built on unused land on the edge of an existing industrial estate next to the railway line near Pershore railway station.

JKT Properties said it saw the plan as the second phase to build several units on the site - the first of which was approved in 2017.

A total of 40 car parking spaces would also be put in place.

Cllr Tony Rowley said the new units were desperately needed in the area.

"I remember this application coming to this committee in 2017 and there was a need for these smaller nursery-type units to allow businesses to grow or relocate from unsuitable locations or redevelop and that need has increased in my view," he said.

"There is an absolute need for this development, it meets all the policy requirements and I am happy with the officer's report on this.

"As regards to working hours and noise, when you look adjoining this is the coating plant and the railway alongside as well as other things, these are small nursery units."

JKT Properties said in its application: "The site forms part of a large, well established, industrial estate. It is designated as open countryside but in practice lies adjacent to Pinvin.

"It is adjacent to land which, despite being within the open countryside, is allocated for new employment uses in the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) highlighting its importance to the economy of the district."

"The development would make best use of a previously developed site without harm to any acknowledged interests."