A little after 6pm yesterday, the South Planning Committee approved plans for 200 homes east and south of the Nelson at Rocks Green on the outskirts of Ludlow (17/05189/FUL). The proposal gave full planning permission to the first phase of 72 homes of which eleven (15%) will be affordable. The committee also approved an outline scheme for the second phase of housing.
During debate, additional affordable housing in the first phase was agreed, along with a review of bus services to the site. Officers would not agree to the entire development being a 20mph zone but promised to review the request.
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Back in November, developers submitted plans for 200 homes at Rocks Green on the outskirts of Ludlow in Ludford parish. The proposal will be considered by the South Planning Committee next Tuesday. The scheme is recommended for approval. I am not expecting the committee to reject it, though it might ask for modifications.
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Proposals for 68 up market cabins on Juniper Hill in the heart of the Mortimer Forest have divided opinion in Ludlow and the countryside to the south. Over five days, I took a straw poll of opinion. The poll attracted nearly 600 votes and the results show more support for the scheme than I was expecting.
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This vote is now closed. I have published the results here.
The Forestry Commission has published plans for “new opportunities” in the Mortimer Forest to the south of the town. It promises “benefits for day and overnight visitors, including new and improved paths, trails, natural play, habitat enhancement and a viewpoint for all to enjoy.” That will include 68 holiday chalets in the heart of the forest and a £2.8 million boost to the local economy.
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Developments at the top of the Linney are in the shadow of Ludlow Castle, St Lawrence’s church and the town walls. This historic context means that any application, no matter how small, needs great scrutiny. The planning application to build a garage for Drawbridge House has come under scrutiny from national heritage watchdog, Historic England. It has objected to the planning application saying does not conform to national planning rules and legislation.
Continue reading “Historic England puts its boot in to plans for a garage on the Linney below the Castle”