September 29, 2023
Village properties plan on metropolis’s edge thrown out by council
Village properties plan on metropolis’s edge thrown out by council

FIELDS: The land off Oakleigh Heath in Hallow the place as much as 40 properties might have been constructed by Platform Housing (Picture: Boughton Butler)

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to construct 40 properties on the sting of town has turned down by the council.

Platform Housing needed to construct ‘reasonably priced housing’ on land in Hallow close to Worcester however the scheme has been thrown out by Malvern Hills District Council.

The combo of one-to-four-bed maisonettes, bungalows and homes would have been constructed on nearly 5 acres of farmland off the village’s Oakleigh Heath however planners rejected the appliance as a result of there was no justification to construct exterior Hallow’s earmarked boundary for housing.

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Malvern Hills planners additionally mentioned Platforming Housing had used “flawed assessments” and “unsubstantiated assumptions” – in addition to “inappropriately” together with the variety of properties in Claines and ignoring a plan by one other developer for 55 properties within the village in its calculations.

Greater than 40 villagers had objected to the plan forward of the council making a call.

A plan to construct 76 properties on the land was rejected by Malvern Hills District Council in 2017 – nearly 18 months after it was put ahead.

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An enchantment was then made to the federal government’s planning inspector in a bid to get the choice overturned and whereas the variety of properties was lowered to 38, the plea was nonetheless rejected.

Again in 2017, planners at Malvern Hills District Council mentioned constructing properties on the land would wreck the ‘character’ of the village and countryside.

Planners additionally didn’t wish to see agricultural land misplaced to housing.

The land, regardless of being put ahead as a possible web site for brand new housing, was not included within the ongoing assessment of the South Worcestershire Improvement Plan which units out the place hundreds of properties will likely be constructed within the subsequent 20 years.

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A number of housing plans have been put ahead in Hallow in recent times.

Final 12 months, Hayfield Properties started constructing 55 properties off the village’s Greenhill Lane.

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This was agreed by Malvern Hills District Council’s planning committee regardless of the adopted neighbourhood plan for Hallow – which units out what number of properties must be constructed within the village – saying that round 40 properties must be constructed on the land.

Hayfield Properties had already constructed 65 properties on neighbouring land with the 55-home plan accompanying Piper Properties’ scheme to construct 33 homes within the village.