PLANS to create 81 homes at a former quarry site have been submitted to the council for consideration.

The proposals seek to create 67 houses and 14 maisonette apartments on the former Red Quarry site on Chester Lane, Clock Face, opposite the former brickworks Ibstock Brick Roughdales.

The plans, sent in by Breck Homes Limited, also include associated access, car parking, open space, landscaping and a pump house.

The site encompasses surrounding natural environmental features, including Pendlebury Brook and Brickfield community woodland.

A design and access statement, prepared by consultants Mosaic Town Planning, reads: "The proposals intend to sit comfortably within the wider suburban area.

"The proposal is laid out following the course of Pendlebury Brook to the south and east. This provides a legible feature within the development site.

"The built form extends along this corridor with a mix of estate roads and private drives along this route.

"The majority of properties either face the Brook or have a dual aspect on to it".

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The document adds: "The development will be accessed from Chester Lane by a priority-controlled junction with a 5.5 metre wide access road, with two metre wide footways on either side and a six-metre entry radii to ensure vehicles and pedestrians can enter and exit the site safely.

"The layout ensures there is harmony between the built environment and the natural environment.

"The development acknowledges the presence of the adjacent Brook and offers a landscape buffer adjacent to enhance its biodiversity".

It also says: "The proposals are modestly sized residential development project, occupying an un used area of land surrounded by a community woodland.

"The proposal will enable the remediation of contaminated land associated with the former quarrying use. This brings previously developed land back into use and make more efficient use of the land".

The statement concludes: "The proposals will make efficient use of this land and provide an attractive living environment for future residents".

A planning statement in the application adds: "For the reasons raised throughout this statement we believe that there are significant benefits which more than outweigh any perceived adverse impacts.

"These include, but are not limited to, meeting the government’s objective to significantly boost the supply of housing, making efficient use of land, promoting regeneration, remediating contaminated land and meeting affordable needs".

The plans are on consultation to the public until Thursday, April 1.

A determination deadline on plans has been set by the council for Tuesday, June 1.