A NEW terrace of five homes would enhance the Leominster town centre Conservation Area claimed county planning officials - but councillors did not agree.

The northern area planning committee last week rejected a scheme for demolition of a single dwelling at New Street to make way for the terrace and parking space for three vehicles.

The existing house, dating from about 1950, was "unprepossessing," a report said.

The new development at the junction of New Street, Cursneh Road and Rainbow Street would make "a positive contribution to the character of the Conservation Area," said the report.

Five objectors, including Leominster Town Council, claimed the plan amounted to overdevelopment of the site and would spoil the character of the area. Planners rejected a recommendation to approve the scheme.