DAVID Wilson Homes has been given permission to increase the amount of houses the developer is building off Townfields Road in Winsford.

The housing developer was given approval in 2015 to build 164 houses on land off Townfields Road that controversially encroaches onto St Chad’s Conservation Area.

Having completed phase one of the development earlier this year and now starting on phase two, David Wilson applied to add a further nine houses.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has now granted approval for the further nine homes to be added onto the site.

No objections were made, but Winsford Town Council asked for consideration to retaining the public pathway.