PLANS for 14 homes to be built on the site of a demolished health centre in Royton have been submitted to the Oldham council.

The vacant site located on Radcliffe Street in Royton town centre, previously formed part of the Royton Heath Centre, which was bulldozed in late 2013, with the intention of redeveloping the brownfield site.

The development will consist of eight two-bedroom homes and six three-bedroom homes laid out in three blocks and set behind small landscape gardens to the front with private gardens to the rear.

The homes will be red brick with grey roof tiles and grey window frames, roof terraces, private gardens with a cycle shed and allocated parking.

The applicant, house builders Lancet Homes, distributed a leaflet which gave nearby residents the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposals and no adverse comments were received, however the reaction on social media has been mixed.

The proposals were posted on the Facebook page Save Royton's Greenbelt and attracted more than 30 comments.

One commenter wrote: “I don’t like the idea and its looks. I think aesthetically it will spoil the town landscape.”

A second person counteracted: “True, but like everyone else is saying its better than greenbelt and it’s a blot on the landscape at the moment.”

Another added: “Wrong site for residential could be a car park for market service vans”, to which someone replied: “Far more important than parking spaces on one day a week. Local bar noise and nuisance should be addressed.”

According to a noise impact assessment, published alongside the planning proposals on The Oldham council website, the dominant sound source at the site is road traffic on the A671 Rochdale Road. According to developers a “glazing and ventilation strategy” will therefore be installed in rooms that directly overlook the road to provide “suitable internal sound levels”.

The Design and Access statement submitted by Lancet Homes, adds that the development will “fit well within its surroundings”, make a “valuable contribution to local housing supply” and be an “efficient use of 'brownfield' land, which will enhance the surrounding area, and restore the land historic use, in accordance with National and Local Planning Policy”.

Residents can view and object to planning applications on the Oldham council’s website.