PLANNING permission is being sought to build up to 111 homes in Wombwell.

Applicant Allan Finlay’s bid, relating to Station Road, has been submitted in its outline form which would require full planning permission to be granted at a later stage. The site is bordered by residential and commercial use, with woodland to its north, which then back onto Netherwood Academy’s playing fields.

Two watercourses – the River Dove and Bulling Dike – are nearby the site and both flooded late last year, prompting locals to complain about the site’s suitability.

The site, according to the plans, will be split into 2.7 hectares for housing and retain just over one hectare for green space.