Four homes are planned for a field sloping down from a Herefordshire village.

The scheme for land south of Lynwill, St Weonards, has been submitted by local resident Mr R Whistance.

The two-storey, three-bedroom homes would be of local stone and slate, mirror existing homes in the village, and would “step up the rising land in a similar way to the existing houses”, the application says.

The plan would require a new entrance onto the minor road into the village, in addition to the existing field gateway.


St Weonards is earmarked for “proportionate housing growth” in Herefordshire’s main planning document. The village lacks an adopted neighbourhood development plan, so has no housing allocation sites or settlement boundary.

However buses stop nearby, while the village church, post office, village hall and primary school are also within a short walking distance, the application points out.

Comments on the application, numbered 222649, can be made until October 6.