A DEVELOPMENT of over 60 affordable houses in Keighley is likely to be given the go ahead at a planning meeting on Thursday.

Bradford Council approved an application to build 58 houses on land at Long Lee Lane in 2016.

However, the homes were never built, and a new application to build on the site has since been submitted. The latest plans, by Yorkshire Housing, would see 61 homes built on the site. They would be a mix of two thirds rent to buy and shared ownership and one third “affordable rent.”

There have been 11 objections to the application, but at a meeting of the Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee on Thursday members will be advised to approve the plans.

Planners say it is “critical” that non-green belt sites like this are used to meet housing targets.

The committee meets in Bradford City Hall at 10am.