A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build houses on land which would be ‘out of keeping with the surrounding area’ has been given the green light.

The applicant Dominic Conway submitted an application to Ribble Valley Borough Council to build three houses on a former tennis court site at the Coach House, on Whalley Road, Wilpshire.

Each house will provide living accommodation comprising two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/diner and lounge arranged across three floors.

A driveway will be provided from the existing access to the Coach House and the proposals include parking for six vehicles.

Lancashire County Council and Wilpshire Parish Council objected to the proposed development because of highway concerns in regards to access entering and leaving the site.

A total of 20 objections were also received from individual households who objected to the proposals because of loss of privacy and road safety concerns regarding the site.

The applicant’s agent Darrell Stockwell said: “It was a struggle getting it through because of the complaints were getting from the parish council. It is a bit of mystery why we received so many objections.

“We feel there was a bit of a misunderstanding and how it was going to affect neighbours.”