A plan to build eight new homes on the site of a former plant nursery in a Herefordshire village has been put forward.

Hereford property firm BDLM has submitted the plan for the disused Lingen Nursery site south of the village of the same name, near the Welsh border at Presteigne.

Lying within the village’s conservation area, it has been identified as a site for housing development in the draft neighbourhood development plan.


The same developer recently completed a similar-sized development on land immediately to the north. It appears a public right of way between the two would be retained.

Of mixed sizes and designs of red brick with stone and wood cladding, the two-storey houses would each have two parking spaces, and would be for market sale.

An ecological report submitted with the application found no “overriding ecological counter-indications” to the development.


A flood risk assessment meanwhile noted that, though part of the site nearest to the Lime Brook to the east was liable to flooding, this would not be built on. The brook is known to be used by otters.

The former specialist plant nursery on the site appears to have closed in 2006.

Comments on the planning application, numbered 232463, can be made until October 12.