Plans to build 84 homes on the site where a former resource centre in Bury stood have been recommended to be given the go-ahead tonight, Tuesday.

Developer Hive Homes lodged an application to construct a mixture of three and four-bed houses on land off Parkinson Street, where the former Seedfield Resource Centre used to be situated.

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The proposals also include a 42-space car park.

The plans will be debated in the council's planning committee meeting on Tuesday night before members make a decision.

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A report prepared ahead of the meeting said that the "identification of asbestos" in the buildings in April last year led to the site no longer being in use.

And there are now "clear signs of vandalism on site, and recent reports of anti-social behaviour that have led to police intervention".

The report added: "The current use of the site does little to add to the visual amenities of the area."

A total of 54 objections were made against the plans and one representation supported the application.

Residents fear the development would lead to traffic and parking problems.

Plans have been amended in recent months and they have attracted several objections.

But after considering the complaints, planning officers believe the application should be given the green light subject to a number of conditions.

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The report said: "The site is a previously developed, green belt site.

"The new development would be less impactful and when applying the tilted balance would provide a contribution to housing provision.

"The documentation submitted with the application has been assessed by Transport for Greater Manchester and the traffic section and no severe highways impacts have been identified."

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