A plan for a new 44-home estate beside a Herefordshire village has been put forward.

Oxfordshire-based Lagan Homes is seeking full permission to develop four hectares of what is currently scrubby grassland by the A40 Gloucester Road on the east side of Weston under Penyard.

The proposed housing mix in the scheme would be for 26 three- to five-bedroom homes for market sale, the remaining 18 social and affordable properties to be two- and three-bedroom homes and one-bedroom flats.

It would require new road access onto the A40.


The northeast of the site, identified as being of archaeological significance, would remain undeveloped. The public green space would also include new planting to promote biodiversity, and an attenuation pond. A large oak tree in the southeast of the current field would be retained.

A public exhibition explaining the proposals has already been held in the village and a consultation website published.

The site is allocated for development under the village’s neighbourhood development plan, along with a smaller site south of the A40, which together would meet the new housing target for the village of 55 homes by 2031.


However this figure is subject to revision as the county’s local plan is updated, and “could be as much as 68 homes”, the consultation website says.

An earlier outline application by Lagan Homes for 37 houses on the current site was approved in 2015 but not implemented.

Comments on the current plan, numbered 231202, can be made until June 29.