A PLAN to build a home on ‘green space’ has been resubmitted after a government inspector overturned the council’s decision to refuse it – but the house will be bigger than originally planned.

Worcester City Council’s planning committee rejected the plan to build a two-storey four-bedroom home in Nunnery Lane off Spetchley Road next to a bungalow known as Rose Villa in May last year.

Applicant Jabran Khalid successfully appealed to the government’s planning inspectorate, which overturned the refusal.

Mr Khalid has resubmitted the plan to the city council but has added two more bedrooms to the plan for the two-storey house.

In his planning statement, Mr Khalid said the home would be built on a “scruffy end of garden plot with no physical noteworthy features” and would also include three car parking spaces.

Earlier this year, government planning inspector RC Kirby said that whilst the plan did clash with the policies in the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP), it would not have any more of an impact than a garage that already had permission to be built on the land.

The site was designated as green space in the SWDP - land that extends along the rear of the gardens along Nunnery Lane and Spetchley Road which link to the larger green space of Worcester Woods and the playing fields at Nunnery Wood.

During the city council’s planning committee meeting last May, Councillor Chris Cawthorne said, if the plan was approved, it could be “opening up the floodgates” to a whole new road behind Spetchley Road.

The development fell within a previous planning permission granted by the council for the current bungalow which stated the green space must be landscaped and kept as a garden only and should not be developed on.

A number of objections were raised by neighbours who feared they would lose privacy from the new home.

Some neighbour comments stated the green space to the side of the bungalow used to be an orchard and they were under the impression that new trees would be planted when planning permission was granted for the bungalow.

Neighbours were also concerned by an increase of cars in Nunnery Lane which would contribute to congestion on the already busy Spetchley Road.

The plans can be viewed via the planning section of Worcester City Council’s website. Consultation ends on March 11.

The application number is 20/00088/FUL.