A PLAN to build up to 24 affordable homes in a village near Evesham look set to be approved despite opposition from residents.

The homes would be built off Shinehill Lane in South Littleton with Wychavon District Council's planning committee meeting next with a recommendation from council officers that it is approved.

More than 20 objections were made by villagers to the plan by Barley Developments and concerns were raised about extra traffic and the potential fore more accidents on the already-busy roads around the village.

Objectors were also concerned by the number of affordable homes saying they were not needed in the village and they were worried about the impact of more homes on local schools.

Planning officers at Wychavon District Council said the plan should be approved when councillors meet next Thursday (December 10).

A report, to be discussed by councillors, said: The development would contribute to local affordable housing need and being for a total of 24 dwellings, would be of significant benefit.

"The development would also contribute towards economic and social benefits in terms of short-term construction jobs and longer terms gains associated with the site being within and adjacent to the development boundary.

"Further, neighbouring amenities would be safeguarded due to the distances away from the proposed dwellings and the layout of the development.

"The density of development would be somewhat high; however, this is not at the expense of good quality development."

South Littleton Parish Council also raised an objection to the plan saying the village had already had its share of new homes and 24 more were not needed.

The planning committee meets from 2pm on December 10 to make a decision.