PLANS to increase the number of houses on a development in a village near Darlington have gone before parish councillors.

George Wimpey North-East was granted permission at the turn of the year to build 102 houses on land occupied by old industrial buildings on Station Road, Middleton St George.

The firm is now looking to alter the layout to accommodate two more houses.

At a meeting of the parish council this week, members decided not to comment on the application, but expressed concern about traffic.

Parish council leader Doris Jones said: "We are not happy, but there is not a lot we can do."

The council welcomed an additional £125,000 from Wimpey for improvements to the village, including a new play area and bus shelters and £5,000 for tree planting.