A planning application for six new houses in a Herefordshire village has been put forward and more applications are expected to follow.

James Verdin’s application for planning permission (number 233773) proposes developing a field off the single-track Dilwyn Common Lane between Dilwyn and Dilwyn Common, near Leominster.

The two-storey, three-bedroomed semis with garages have been “designed to be modest and reflective of the village character”, a statement with the application says.


They would feature double glazed windows and doors, and renewable energy measures including air-source heat pumps and solar panels on south-facing roofs.

The scheme also “has the potential to offer significant biodiversity and environmental benefits through substantial habitat creation and additional tree planting”, the statement adds.


There would be three separate vehicle entrances off the lane under the proposal, which can be commented on until February 8.

A further six houses are planned in the field immediately to the east, under an as-yet undecided application from a different developer.

Meanwhile further proposals to develop three more sites around the villages, one to the south-west by the A4112, and two near Byways Cottage to the northeast, are also expected, the latest application says.