PLANS have been submitted to build 33 homes in Fownhope.

S.C.Hardwick & Sons is pitching the proposal on Mill Field.

The scheme includes 22 open market family homes and 11 affordable ones.

A design and access statement submitted to Herefordshire Council by the applicant's agent James Spreckley states that Fownhope Parish Council was first consulted about the proposal in June 2012.

"Two very well attended planning exhibitions were held in December 2013 when a full presentation was made and a full discussion entered regarding the merits and the proposed development," said Mr Spreckley.

"I attended the parish council meeting in December when the proposal was fully discussed.

"Feedback from these consultations was broadly supportive of the principle housing development on this site.

"The consultations have resulted in detailed amendments to the scheme including amendments to the layout, the point of access and detailed proposal for landscaping."

Fownhope currently has 406 homes with a target of 73 houses to be built by 2031.

Mr Spreckley said that the village could therefore cope with this development.

"It is clear from the range of services and facilities that are available and its strong sense of community and recognised popularity, that Fownhope is a sustainable community that could accommodate its share of this growth," he said.