ALMOST £500,000 will be set aside to support schools after the council earmarked plans for 83 homes to be built in the area.

The properties will be built north of Wood Walk – eight of which will have two bedrooms, 48 three bedrooms and 19 four-bedroom houses.

In terms of affordable housing, three one-bedroom houses, three two-bedroom units and two three-bedroom properties are proposed.

Three letters of objection were submitted to the council with concerns regarding loss of green space, reduced highway safety and increased air pollution among the issues.

A total of £496,000 is also being set aside through section 106 funding – money set aside by developers for the community – which will go towards school places.

The plans have been earmarked for approval and will be discussed by councillors at a meeting on Tuesday.