Shropshire Council’s South Planning Committee this afternoon almost unanimously rejected an application for up to 215 homes off Bromfield Road, Ludlow. One member voted in favour. I did not have a vote under Shropshire Council’s rules as the proposal is in my division. The committee visited the site in the morning. On the previous visit, members were not allowed to cross the railway line, but this time we had a convoy of vehicles and three Network Rail staff to escort us across the line. Footpaths cross the line throughout the area. Hundreds of people cross this line every day. But as this was not a footpath we needed to play by different rules. So thanks to Network Rail for making our visit happen.