A 13-YEAR-OLD plan to knock down a garage block and build a bungalow at the bottom of a cul-de-sac, which has already been rejected four times, has been sent again to government inspectors on the hope the decision will be reversed.

Worcester City Council's planning committee again rejected the plan to build a two-bedroom bungalow in Farm Close off Bilford Road in Worcester, replacing an "underused" set of garages.

The plan has now been referred to the government's planning inspectorate to be reviewed within the next couple of months.

A similar plan was rejected twice by Worcester City Council in 2006 and 2007 when the site was still part of the rear garden of homes in Field Road over concerns it was overdevelopment of out-of-keeping with the character of the area.

Another plan was rejected by the city council's planning committee in October 2008 and two appeals to the planning inspectorate were rejected in 2007 and 2009.

The council's planning committee refused the plan again September last year.

City council planning officers said that a new bungalow would be intrusive and out-of-character for the area.

The site where the bungalow would sit was previously part of the rear garden of two homes in Field Road. The land was split and sold off in 2008.

Both reports by the planning inspectorate concluded the bungalow would be "intrusive" to neighbours and would not respect the existing character of the area.

However, a new bungalow would be making the best use of redundant land, according to a planning statement accompanying the application.

Neighbours in Field Road raised several objections to the latest plan.