A planning application is just in from Punch Taverns to build two semi-detached two-storey houses on the car park of the Bridge Inn at the bottom of Corve Street (18/05877/FUL). The pub will remain in use. Punch regard the car park as too large for their requirements. The site is within Ludlow Conservation Area so the design must be looked at in detail. There also could be a loss of residents’ parking spaces on St Mary’s Lane. That could be a point of contention. As could tarmacked car park spaces in an area with frequent flash flooding.