“Quiet Lane” designation for Gloster Ades

On page 4 of this month’s village magazine there is a piece about a campaign for a “Quiet Lane” in Honeybourne. If, as I did, you wonder exactly what a Quiet Lane is, the Campaign to Protect Rural England have a useful document on their website that describes them. You can... Read more

“Sheep Field” Planning Appeal Decision

The recent planning appeal made by Sharba Homes over the Council’s refusal to grant them planning permission to build 44 new homes on the “Sheep Sale” site has been concluded. The appeal came out in favour of Sharba Homes. The full appeal decision can be read in this document from... Read more

Local MP Fears Planning Chaos

Peter Luff (MP), says it will be virtually impossible for local planners to refuse permission for a developer to build houses anywhere in Wychavon unless the government changes national planning rules urgently.  Already Worcestershire communities from Wychbold to Bretforton and Honeybourne are suffering as a result. “Bizarrely, this is because... Read more

“Station Road” Planning Appeal Decision

Late last month the Planning Inspectorate reached a decision about Lioncourt’s appeal against the planning refusal issued by Wychavon District Council’s planning office. The result of the appeal was that the original decision was overturned: The appeal is allowed and planning permission is granted for an outline planning application for mixed... Read more

SWDP Consultation Reminder

Just a reminder, the consultation period that has been re-opened for the SWDP (South Worcestershire Development Plan) closes on Friday 14th September. If anyone has comments to make on the proposed changes you still have a week. Read more