A new plan to build 25 homes in a village has been revealed.

The application by developer Country Living would see the new estate built on fields off at Cutts Pool Road off Pershore Road in Upton Snodsbury near Worcester

The new homes would be accessed from a new road off Pershore Road opposite Upton Snodsbury Park.

A planning application to build 22 homes on the same land was put forward in 2015 but later withdrawn.

A new application for the same amount of housing was resubmitted in 2016 but rejected by planning officers at Wychavon District Council who said the land was classed as open countryside and should be protected.

The decision then became the subject of an appeal a year later with government planning inspectors siding with the council and rejecting the move again – saying again that the land should be protected and was outside the agreed development boundary for the village.

However, the decisions were made at a time when Wychavon District Council was able to show it had enough housing to deal with the demand for the next five years – something that now out-of-date studies shows it can no longer claim to have.

The South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP), which sets out how many homes will be built throughout Worcester and the surrounding towns and villages in the next 20 years, is still being reviewed after years of delays and is unlikely to be published soon.

The land was included as a potential site for around 24 homes when the draft review was published and is likely to be included in the final version set to be revealed at some point next year.

The latest 25-home plan includes ‘affordable’ housing – with its inclusion likely to have been after planning inspectors highlighted its absence when throwing out an appeal in 2017.

It would be the largest homes plan for the village to have come forward in recent years – with the 13 houses built by Owl Homes in 2021 the last to have been approved.

A plan to convert the former Coventry Arms pub into new homes was approved earlier this year.

You can have your say on the 25-home application by visiting Wychavon District Council’s website. The application number is W/23/02209/FUL and consultation ends on December 7.