TEN new houses could be built in a rural Herefordshire village, and developers say they are keen to provide "considerable" green and open space while securing much-needed new homes.

Applicant Claire Price has asked Herefordshire Council if she can have permission to build the 10 new houses in Longtown, in the south-west of the county, as well as carry out associated access, parking and landscaping works.

Plans submitted to Herefordshire Council by agent Katherine Dowdall showed the cul-de-sac, which would be east of Greyhound Close, would be made up of five detached houses, two semi-detached and three terraced houses, looking out onto a central green.

A design and access statement said the proposed houses range from three to five bedroom units providing "spacious living solutions to cater for a variety of different needs".

Hereford Times: The proposed layout of the site. Picture: OAD Studio/Herefordshire Council The proposed layout of the site. Picture: OAD Studio/Herefordshire Council

Consultants said the development would be similar in character to the rest of the village, and to the nearby Greyhound Close which was built in 2001.

Materials used would vary between the houses, but include white sand-cement render, timber sash windows and blue-grey roof slates.

There would also be 25 car parking spaces and 46 cycle spaces, if plans get the go-ahead from planners.

"The central channel of public open space on the site acts as a green, with properties fronting onto this shared public area. An orchard area is also proposed on the north-western edge of the site where the proposals meet with Greyhound Close," the statement added.

"This will act to create a verdant entrance to the Greyhound Close and the application site, enhancing the green credentials of the area for both new and existing residents."

Herefordshire Council said comments on application 211678 can be made until Thursday, July 15, with a target determination date of Tuesday, September 7.