MORE houses are on the way to the Great Oldbury development being built to the west of Stonehouse.

Work is already underway on parts of the new estate, which could end up comprising over 1,000 homes, and now developer Redrow has got permission to build more houses towards this total.

Stroud district councillors last night gave the go-ahead at a planning meeting for Redrow to build 165 houses.

This brings the total houses that have been built or are still under construction at Great Oldbury to 578 - nearly half way towards the grand sum of 1,350 councillors approved in 2016.

So far 223 of the 578 homes will be affordable housing.

Redrow's latest houses will be built in the centre of Great Oldbury, with the main estate spine road to the north.

Nastend is to the south, separated by an approximately 40m 'buffer zone' which Redrow intends to make a public open space with a new footpath.

However, one nearby resident wrote in to the council objecting, saying space given to protect nearby hamlets was 'the absolute minimum'.

Stonehouse's town council also wrote in concerned about some footpaths being diverted on to roads.

Redrow is not the only developer at Great Oldbury - in June last year Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes received permission for 400 homes.