PLANS for ten new bungalows on the site of a former sheltered housing development have been given the green light.

In 2014, bosses at Calico have decided that Royal Court, off Tennyson Street, Briercliffe, was too outdated and unsuitable for 21st century tenants’ needs.

Those involved in the Royal Court scheme were relocated to the housing landlord’s Primrose Mill development, off Harrison Street, which attracted significant local opposition.

Now the firm has had an application to build ten bungalows on the Royal Court site, with the former development having been knocked down early last year.

The new build development will see the bungalows available for outright sale, Help to Buy or shared ownership.

When original plans were unveiled, there was concern the scheme could worsen on street parking in the surrounding area.

But Calico bosses say they acknowledged the problem and increased the parking spaces by 50 per cent to ???

A design and access statement submitted as part of the application reads: "The proposal redevelops the land whist ensuring the local housing needs are being met, as well as ensuring the newly proposed properties are at an appropriate scale for the surrounding properties.

"Despite bungalows having a larger footprint than houses they will provide level access living facilities, which have become an increasingly popular housing stock for Calico.

"This development also helps improve the landscape of the site, which will also contribute to the integration of the site and the bungalows to the south."