Bloor Homes submit revised plan to build 80 homes in Wolston

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PLANS to build 80 houses in Wolston have been re-
submitted by Bloor homes.

The scheme, which would be tucked between Priory Road and School Street on the east side of the village, was rejected in February because it would have breached four parts of borough planning policy.

The proposed site is around 3.6 hectares and is currently used for cattle grazing.

The project comprises 58 homes with four bedrooms or more, with the rest having either two or three bedrooms.

In its revised form the scheme contains a higher proportion of so-called affordable homes and more open space.

The application contains independent reports outlining the impact the development would have on transport, wildlife and the character of the village.

It said the village road network was sufficient to “accommodate the growth” and that impact on roads would only be “moderate”.

The report also states: “The design of the development has been altered significantly in order to address previous refusal reasons.”

Wolston Parish Council will meet to discuss the plans at its meeting on August 2. Cllr Tim Harvey-Smith, parish council chair, said he expected the council to strongly object to the plans.

It is expected to go before the borough planning committee in September.

The committee was due to discuss re-submitted plans for eight homes behind the former Red Lion pub in Main Street last night (Wednesday).

The scheme was recommended for approval.