Day: 23 September 2015

Just a day after the proposed ‘hobbit house’ on the Linney was refused planning permission, council planners have refused permission for a modern house at 81A Corve Street (15/01251/FUL). I said when the application was submitted: The proposal is a perfect horror that will cause significant harm to the conservation area and the setting of historic buildings. It must be rejected… I cannot see any way that this application can be improved. The applicants need to go back to the drawing board.

‘Hobbit House’ on Ludlow’s Linney refused planning permission – updated

Update: 29 January 2016 In September, planners from Shropshire Council refused permission for an earth dwelling on the Linney. Now Andrew Badlan has appealed to the planning inspectorate in an attempt to get the decision overturned. The appeal will be dealt with by written representations. Previous objections have been passed to the planning inspectorate. New or revised objections should lodged via the Appeals Casework Portal (ref APP/L3245/W/15/3141221). Deadline 3 March 2016. Main article: 23 September 2015 A proposal for a single house adjacent to the castle on the Linney has been refused planning permission (15/00459/FUL). The proposed development has been given the nickname ‘hobbit house’ by the press because it would have been partially buried. However, it was a development in the setting of Ludlow Castle. That proved to be its downfall. The plans had received objections from the Ludlow Conservation Area Advisory Committee, Ludlow town council, Historic England, Shropshire Council’s historic environment team and myself. Now Shropshire Council’s planners have formally rejected the scheme. My initial view was that this was an interesting and innovative scheme. However, when we looked at it in detail, we found that the scheme protruded towards the tennis courts more than first thought and…

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