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HUNTER Page Planning wants the homes on land east of the A40, near Ross Spur services roundabout.
UP to 290 houses could be built in Ross-on-Wye.
Hunter Page Planning wants the huge development – of which 35 per cent will be affordable homes – on land east of the A40, near Ross Spur services roundabout.
The scheme also includes access, which will be off the roundabout, and public open space.
The firm will put its proposal on display at two public exhibitions to be held at the Larruperz Centre from 5pm to 8pm on Tuesday and from 11am to 2.30pm on Friday, September 27.
Guy Wakefield, spokesman for Hunter Page Planning, said that the plans are at an early stage but the developers have targeted Ross for around four to five months and have already been in talks with Herefordshire Council.
“Ross is a sustainable location for growth and therefore of interest to us because it is identified by Herefordshire Council as being a market town that is suitable to accommodate growth, given the range of shops, services and employment opportunities that exist there, compared to other settlements in the county,” said Mr Wakefield.
“Being a market town, only Hereford is regarded as being more sustainable in the county and in the draft core strategy, the council identifies that significant development will take place in Ross.”
Councillor Andrew Atkinson, ward member for Ross-on-Wye East, said that he is concerned about the lack of connectivity at the site.
“If there is building work, we have to make sure that it is connected and on top of safety measures such as a footbridge,” he said.
“It is a very important application for Ross, but a lack of connectivity does concern me.
“You already have a lot of young people walking to KFC or Starbucks on an extremely busy road, so if safety measures are put in place, then that would be a good thing.”
However, Mr Wakefield said that the firm has already been in discussions with Herefordshire Council’s highways department regarding connectivity to the nearby facilities, which could include adding a bus service to the site.
He added that talks have also been ongoing with the Highways Agency to see if any further work is required on the A449.
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