PLANS to demolish a home in Poole and replace it with nine houses are being recommended, despite concerns about over-development of the site.

The application, which was submitted in January, seeks permission to develop land between Middle Road and Dorchester Road.

It was called in for debate at Thursday’s Borough of Poole planning committee meeting by council leader Janet Walton as she felt it was out of character with the area.

Despite her concerns, and those raised by other residents including noise pollution, parking and flooding, council planning officers said in their report to the committee that it complied with planning policies and are recommending that planning permission be granted.