A TERRACE of five three bedroom homes is proposed in a Chester suburb.

The development has been put forward on a former garage site at the rear of 2 - 14 Bradford Street in Handbridge.

Applicant Mr N Garnell has told planning officers at the City Council the properties, bounded by Bradford Street, Percy Street and Fraser Court, would be reached by means of a drive between 4 and 6 Bradford Street.

There would be 10 parking spaces.

The 9.4m high properties would have accommodation in the roof space, according to a report.

Planning officers describe the land, set in the mainly residential area, as highly accessible and close to public transport, shops, services and jobs.

The site, roughly finished with crushed stone, is said to be a blight on the surrounding area and they argue development will bring it back into beneficial use.

The homes will fit in with the surrounding area which is characterised by dense terraced and semi detached two storey housing and bungalows, they suggest.

There will not be overlooking and the amenity of existing nearby occupiers will be preserved.

Each house will have a front and rear garden.

The report points out the site was formerly occupied by 34 lock up garages and the traffic from five houses will be unlikely to exceed this.

There will not be unacceptable noise or disturbance for the occupiers of 4 and 6 Bradford Street close to the driveway.

The application is recommended for permission.

It will be considered at a meeting of Chester's planning board taking place on Wednesday, January 7 at the Crowne Plaza hotel at 10.30am if objections have been received.