New proposal to build homes in Lea

First published in News

DEVELOPERS seeking to build homes in a village near Ross-on-Wye have resubmitted their application.

Bell Homes Ltd initially wanted to have 30 homes pitched at Castle End in Lea.

The application was submitted last July, but was withdrawn in March.

A new proposal has now been sent to Herefordshire Council for 28 homes.

The outline scheme includes six affordable properties, as well as provision for landscaping, vehicular access and turning and manoeuvring areas. The design and access statement submitted to the council states that a Section 106 agreement to the tune of £250,000 will be paid to local libraries, Sport England, recreation, leisure, the village school and public transport.

The statement adds that a consultation event was held at the Crown Inn pub last July and the firm has engaged with the statutory authorities, including Welsh Water and the local parish council.

More than 30 people attended the consultation event, with feedback stating that, while new housing was required in the village, traffic calming measures and school numbers were also important to the scheme.

"The proposed dwellings are in an entirely sustainable location which is well served by public transport and excellent main village facilities," the statement reads.

"The development is both feasible and practical and by synergy provides financial contributions towards the maintenance of flooding problems in the centre of the village."

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