Homes plan on kennels site rejected

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Saturday, April 10th, 2021 4:32pm

By Carmelo Garcia - Local Democracy Reporter

Herefordshire Council has rejected plans to build up to nine homes at South Herefordshire Hunt Kennels.

Charles O’Conner had asked for permission to establish the principle of developing a two to nine self-build houses on of the field off Tump Lane in Wormelow.

The site extends over an acre of a field and is rectangular and access to it would have been gained off Tump Lane which has a pedestrian footway along it.

Consultants working on the scheme said self-build houses would provided a route into home ownership for people and groups who want to play a role in developing their own homes.

They also said there is a need for homes in the county due to the under-supply of housing.

“The development of the site would accord with the existing settlement pattern of the village and round off development in this location, this would allow it to assimilate well with the existing residential built form in terms of both land use and development density,” the planning statement reads.

“Due to the unconstrained nature of the site, there are also no adverse impacts which would outweigh the benefits of housing provision in this instance.”

However, planning officers have rejected the scheme due to it being contrary to the established linear pattern of that part of Wormelow.

They siad it would harmful to the village’s character and the wider landscape.

Another reason for resusal is the development would likely have a significant effect on the River Wye special area of conservation.

The council was unable to secure an appropriate foul water drainage solution for the scheme.

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