DETAILED plans have been submitted for the development of 16 new homes in a Flintshire village.

Permission was originally granted for 19 houses to be built on land off Almond Way in Hope in November 2015.

However, a reserved matters application shows the final numbers have now been slightly reduced by developers Revelation Properties Ltd.

The initial proposals were voted through despite 50 letters of objection being sent in by neighbours, who raised concerns about the impact on traffic, pedestrian safety, schools and the local healthcare system.

But in a planning statement, the company said the homes would have a ‘minimal impact’ on the surrounding area.

They said: “The site consists of two separate fields located to the north of Almond Way.

“The applicant is proposing a total of 16 dwellings which will consist of a variety of different sized houses.

“These will vary in size from smaller three bedroom houses to larger four bedroom houses.

“As this is a reserved matters application, full design issues will be resolved at this stage.

“The site lies within the settlement boundary for Hope and within an ideal location to allow expansion of the village within current local plan policy.”

The new houses back onto older properties on Almond Way, but the developers said they would leave sufficient distance between them to protect residents’ privacy.

Access to the development would be via the existing car and pedestrian routes on the road.

The application will be decided by Flintshire Council at a future date.