PLANS have been submitted to build 122 houses in Lowton.

An planning application has been sent by Redrow Homes to the local authority to build the homes on land north of Bainbridge Avenue with the development titled Lowton Common.

The site, which is largely triangular and approximately 5.3 hectares, would have 30 homes available for affordable housing under the proposals- just under 25 per cent of the total amount.

Planning documents state that there are two ponds on the site which dry up seasonally. They are due to be replaced by three permanent "attenuation" ponds which are designed not to lose water.

Bat roosts to protect the species and bird boxes are set to be introduced.

Hazardous plant Japanese knotweed, which is currently present on the site, will be removed.

A neighbourhood consultation is in process with a decision due to be made on February 15.