Details of inquiry into 215 homes off Bromfield Road announced – do you want to speak?

This morning the planning inspectorate announced final arrangements for the public inquiry into plans by Tesni Properties for 215 homes between Bromfield Road and the A49 – a development known as Bromfield Meadows (15/02192/REF).

The inquiry is at Shirehall. It is expected to last no more than a day, 27 October 2015. The inquiry will begin at 10:00am and will be overseen by planning inspector Brian Sims.

bromfield_road_revised_masterplan

Continue reading “Details of inquiry into 215 homes off Bromfield Road announced – do you want to speak?”

Plans for nearly 150 homes off Foldgate Lane refused by planners – will housing off Bromfield Road be rejected also?

Residents of Greenacres, Foldgate view and elsewhere will by breathing a sigh of relief at the news that plans by Turley and Richborough Estates for 137 homes off Foldgate Lane and the A49 have been rejected by planning officers (14/04608/OUT). But the battle is not over yet as the companies are bound to appeal the decision to the planning inspectorate.

Now this scheme is not coming to the South Planning Committee, I can speak freely about the plans. I have never liked this scheme. It is sprawl across green fields that we do not need as we have allocated housing sites elsewhere.

Continue reading “Plans for nearly 150 homes off Foldgate Lane refused by planners – will housing off Bromfield Road be rejected also?”

Housing off Bromfield Road – how to take part in the planning appeal

The deadline for new or additional written representations is 9 March 2015.

Tesni Properties has appealed the decision by Shropshire councillors to turn down a planning application for 215 homes off Bromfield Road and the A49 (13/03862/OUT). A three day planning inquiry will be held in the spring or summer (APP/L3245/W/14/3001117).

This post is for people interested in the planning appeal, whether they plan to take part, make their case in writing or just follow the process. It will be updated as more information becomes available. Continue reading “Housing off Bromfield Road – how to take part in the planning appeal”

Scheme for more than 200 homes in Ludlow rejected for second time

Plans for up to 215 houses with road access from a new roundabout on the A49 were rejected by Shropshire Council’s South Planning Committee last July. They were rejected again today. Officers had recommended approval of the plans on both occasions.

This afternoon, I told the committee this was a difficult application that demonstrates how not to do planning. Public engagement on this scheme has been very poor. It is a less than perfect site to build houses on but that’s the case for nearly all the larger development sites in and around Ludlow. I said we sometimes we look at sites that make you wince a bit and this site certainly makes me wince a bit. Continue reading “Scheme for more than 200 homes in Ludlow rejected for second time”

Plans for 215 houses off Bromfield Road, Ludlow back on table as developer gets heavy handed

Approve this application or face substantial appeal costs.

That’s the message from the planning agents trying to get approval for 215 homes off Bromfield Road. I am angry that the developer is trying to force this application through using heavy handed tactics and without engagement with the public.

The previous plans were thrown out by Shropshire Council’s South Planning Committee on 22 July 2014. Now the developer has resubmitted near identical plans (14/04455/OUT) at the same time warning that the original plans will be appealed to the planning inspectorate. That gives Tesni Properties Ltd a twin-track approach to getting the development approved.

This approach to pushing developments through against local wishes is getting quite common. Continue reading “Plans for 215 houses off Bromfield Road, Ludlow back on table as developer gets heavy handed”