A DEVELOPMENT of 49 homes is set to be built in Thurnscoe after plans were approved by the council’s planning board.

The site, on Brunswick Street, was allocated in the local plan for development and will consist entirely of affordable housing.

Initially for 60 properties, the application – approved at Tuesday’s meeting of the planning regulatory board – consists of 23 two-bed houses, 13 three-bed houses, four four-bed houses and nine two-bed bungalows.

A contribution of £81,093.35 is required to be handed over by the developer as part of a section 106 agreement for off-site green space provision, while £144,000 will be provided for education provision.