Construction and Infrastructure

Two new-build sites totalling 140 homes blocked

Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 22 July 2020 10:08

Two new-build sites totalling 140 homes blocked

Plans to build 100 homes just north of Gloucester and another 40-plus nearby have refused. 

Members of Tewkesbury Borough Council's planning committee were unanimous in their decision about house-building giant Taylor Wimpey's proposal for the new estate of 100 homes in Twigworth. 

It was a bid which had included plans for open space and a children’s play area and refused because councillors were in agreement it conflicted with its own neighbourhood development plan. 

The land in question will not exactly be short of new homes, with 725 expected to be built in the vicinity – on opposite sides of the A38. 

Councillors also rejected another application, for 42 homes at Ashleworth, near Hartpury, North West of Gloucestershire, and deferred a decision on two apartment buildings in Longford – also off the A38. 

All of which will keep the pressure up on the Gloucestershire local authority, which in unable to prove it can meet its housebuilding targets within the next five years.