AN industrial site will be transformed into a housing estate.

Planning bosses have given the green light to build 268 homes on the Bevis Green Works in Mill Street off Walmersley Road.

The site is occupied by Tetrosyl, a chemical manufacturer specialising in car products but now is looking to relocate elsewhere in Bury to meet the demands of the business and the redevelopment of the site would "part fund" the relocation.

Barratt Homes are looking to build three and four bedroom houses.

Cllr James Daly raised concerns about the infrastructure, traffic as well as flooding and contamination risk.

Speaking at the meeting, he said: "There is a very real flooding risk here, hence the reason why the environment agency will not support."

Cllr Daly added that the land "is quite clearly contaminated ­— there is no detail regarding the level of contamination and the work that is needed."

He added: "If you support this application you are guaranteeing flooding of my residents in terms of their property and you are comprising their health in terms of the contamination."

He described the road traffic assessment as "ludicrous".

Cllr Daly said roads would be overrun.

He said: "There are no school places, no doctors' places and no infrastructure whatsoever to support this application."

Simon Artis, representative for the applicants, said: "This committee granted outline planning permission for 275 homes back in January 2012.

"We have a detailed planning application by Barratt for 268 new homes and we fully support the committee's report and the conditions as set out in that report.

"There is a draft Section 106 that is being prepared to deliver the planning benefits being a financial contribution to ofset the loss of employment land along with delivery of affordable new homes on the site.

"Barratt Homes is a five star house builder, it basically means that over 90 per cent of our customers would recommend us."

The committee was told that a land report had been provides to council officers and there was a programme of traffic monitoring by the developer and "where mitigation is required to bring that forward".

Planning bosses also heard that there is "capacity" at the Walmersley Road and Walmersley Old Road.

The committee was told that unless the Environment Agency objection was not resolved permission for the development would be refused, but that officers were confident the issue could be resolved.

The application was approved subject to conditions.