There is currently a plan to build 31 houses on Middle Hill opposite the allotments. The development will be for 31 houses, 8 for affordable rent (20% below market rent) 8 for equity share (part mortgage and part rent) and 15 for market sale.
the houses are on what is known as a rural exception site which is a site where building would not normally be permitted unless it is for social housing.
there are real concerns about the effect on the local infrastructure, including increased traffic joining the A419, schools and the doctors surgery.
I asked for the application to be called into Planning and for a sites visit. The application was due to be heard on the the 3rd September and together with many parishioners and Parish Councillors we attended the meeting. The application was deferred due to a late response from County Highways who objected to the internal layout of the site and will go to the October meeting.
I have spoken to Planning at District and at present they are unsure as to what is likely to happen.