A PLAN to change conditions for 39 new apartments for people aged at least 60 will be decided by district councillors next week.

Developers have permission to turn a site in Ock Street in Abingdon into apartments for the elderly.

As part of that, the main designated resident must be at least 60 years old – but their partner, if they have one, must be at least 55.

The building was formerly the Bellingers car dealership.

The application will be heard by Vale of White Horse district councillors at a meeting on Wednesday because Abingdon Town Council has said it does not want the conditions changed.

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It said it ‘does not want’ planning conditions relaxed and said it is ‘strongly objecting’ to them potentially being removed.

Another 13 letters from people objecting to the scheme have also been received by the council – but the county council said it has no objections itself.

Vale of White Horse District Council refused the application in June 2017 but it was approved after developers appealed in November.

Some objections to the conditions being changed note worries over traffic being generated, insufficient parking for other motorists and that part of the site should be used for other people’s parking.

Despite concern over ‘potential dust, noise and asbestos pollution’ council officers said they are happy for conditions to be changed.

They have said they think councillors should approve the changes at the meeting next week.