Day: 1 August 2016

Planning appeal for five houses on Burway Lane, Ludlow thrown out by planning inspector

Burway Lane is a narrow and quiet road that passes to the Cricket Club and a number of rather well appointed houses, before continuing as a track onto farmland to Burway House. In 2014, plans were submitted to Shropshire Council for four market homes and one affordable house.[1] They were rejected in October 2015. In May, the applicant appealed to the planning inspectorate. Now a planning inspector has now thrown out the plans, saying they are in an unsustainable location, will lead to ribbon development and will block views of the historic centre of Ludlow. This is the right decision. If these houses had have been approved, the decision would have undermined the local plan for Ludlow, SAMDev. The development would have damaged important views towards Ludlow castle and St Laurence’s. We need housing in Ludlow but the need is for smaller, affordable homes within the town, not detached houses sprawling across green fields at the end of a long lane.

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