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Councillors throw out plans for 42 homes in Pershore
CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 43 houses in Pershore have been put on hold after they were thrown out by planners.
Wychavon District Council’s planning committee unanimously voted against the reserved matters application for land at Allesborough Farm, Allesborough Hill at their meeting yesterday.
The application put forward by Redrow Homes was seeking approval of appearance, layout, access, landscaping and scale following the inspector’s decision to allow outline permission at appeal.
But the mix of three, four and five bedroom homes along with three new access points to the site off Salter’s Lane failed to find favour with the committee who went along with the officer’s recommendation for refusal.
Councillor Charles Tucker, Pershore ward member, said it was an inappropriate development for the outskirts of Pershore.
“This would be more appropriate for the outskirts of Solihull,” he said. “We’re not looking at something that extends or enhances Pershore at all.
“A development of this sort should be aiming to enhance the community and create an inclusive development within the community.
“This does not do so. It creates a segregated development of commuter housing. Where will all these commuters go and where will they shop? Will they have anything to do with the outskirts of Pershore? It will create a ghetto of affordable housing and I think that’s totally wrong.”
Councillor Val Wood, fellow ward councillor, added: “It’s an urban development in a rural setting. Despite talks with the developers no notice has been taken at all.”