It looks like residents are set to win their battle to prevent the development of a key site near Lindsey Avenue.
Yorkshire Housing want to build 43 affordable homes next to the landmark water tower.
Severus Hills comprises a 1.66 hectare partially wooded site occupying a prominent hill top location to the north west of the City Centre. It was formerly occupied by a, partially below ground, reservoir.
The site is a notified SINC (Site of Interest for Nature Conservation) on the basis of providing a calcareous grassland habitat.
Now planning officials are recommending that the application be refused. 159 letters of objections had been received by the Council.
Officials conclude that the development would “by virtue of its overbearing nature would give rise to substantial harm to the residential amenity of adjacent properties within Howe Hill Close”
The planning meeting is taking place on Thursday