COUNCILLORS are being asked to agree to changes to a controversial planning application.

A scheme to build 198 houses on land to the rear of Grendon Gardens and High Stell, Middleton St George, was given approval with a variety of conditions including the creation of two access points to reduce the amount of construction traffic entering the site.

Members of Darlington Borough Council's planning committee are being asked to remove that caveat from the applicant's – Homes by Carlton – construction management plan.

Planning officers are recommending that only one access point needs to be used on Grendon Gardens for the development during the first phase of construction.

Once the first 50 homes have been build, officers are recommending that the second phase will require an access point off High Stell.

The original application for the scheme was approved by councillors and a campaign to have the decision called in by the government was rejected.

The meeting takes place on Wednesday at 1.30pm in the town hall.