PLANS to build around 40 new homes in Kinver will be showcased at a consultation event tomorrow (Wednesday February 12).

Trebor Developments has unveiled a proposal to build 40 properties, including 16 affordable homes and two bungalows, on land in White Hill which has been allocated for new housing development in the Site Allocations Document of the South Staffs Local Plan.

The plans were highlighted to Kinver Parish Council's planning committee on January 29, at which a request for a public consultation was made.

Following the request - the developers have now organised a drop-in event for people to find out more about the proposals which will be held at the KSCA in Legion Drive, Kinver, on Wednesday February 12 from 3.30pm to 7.30pm.

Mark Wright, of Trebor Developments, said: “The parish council presentation was a good opportunity to explain our proposals for 40 new homes at White Hill and we were pleased with encouraging comments from parish councillors to our suggested layout, designs and landscaping proposals.

"We were asked to hold a wider consultation event and we encourage feedback and suggestions for our proposals before they are finalised for a planning application.”

Representatives from Trebor Developments and its consultant team will be on hand to answer any questions from members of the public about the proposed development which would comprise a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes. Forty per cent of the properties would be affordable two-bedroom homes.

According to the minutes from the parish council meeting, the developers have said building 40 units on the land would have "minimal impact on the Potters Cross junction" despite fears raised by residents about an increase in traffic.

The junction would have to be addressed if additional development of the site took place in future, however, "as traffic movements would be too great" - the minutes add - although the additional land has not been granted permission for development at this stage.