PLANS to build up to 45 homes on a greenfield site in Raglan are expected to be given outline permission, despite some concerns.

The application, submitted on behalf of Monmouthshire County Council (MCC), seeks outline planning consent to build on a 5.4 acre site off Chepstow Road in the village.

Officers have recommend the application is approved at a planning committee meeting next Tuesday, August 7, subject to a section 106 legal agreement.

Ten letters of objection have been lodged since the plans were revealed, with concerns raised about the suitability of the site.

Residents have voiced worries that the school and doctor's surgery would not be able to cope with additional housing and the field was called a "totally inappropriate site", according to responses outlined in a council report.

Concerns over an increase in traffic and flooding issues have also been raised.

But a letter of support said the affordable housing provided in the plans was welcome and outweighed any negative issues.

The application includes the provision of 35 per cent (16 homes) affordable housing, secured via a section 106 legal agreement.

A public consultation event was held prior to the plans being submitted and drew a mixed response.

Out of 42 feedback forms submitted, more than half raised concerns about school capacity to accommodate the number of children from the development.

Several also raised concerns about flooding in the area and possible consequences of the development.

Some residents expressed concern over the development bringing increased traffic.

Of those in favour of the development, the majority said new housing in Raglan was “desperately needed.”

Residents were asked whether they were “in favour or opposed to new housing on this site?”

Comments were also made about a larger development site in Raglan, according to a council report.

Following the public consultation, MCC said it will contact the education department to ensure there is sufficient capacity.

A flood consequence assessment was also been produced to investigate the drainage options for the site.