Developers bid to increase home numbers on Post Farm site

April 29 2018

EFFORTS are being made by developers to increase the number of houses to be built at the Post Farm site off Morton Street and Butt Lane.

The land is one of the series of controversial Thornbury sites targeted by house builders, with an original proposal for up to 175 homes eventually getting planning permission for up to 125 units.

The reduction was the result of concerns raised by planners that development should not extend into the most northern field on the site. 

Now Linden Homes has submitted two more applications, which could result in the total number of houses reaching 171 if both were granted.

Thornbury Town Council has objected, as has the pressure group TRAPP’D, along with a number of residents.

One of the applications, in outline, is for an extra 39 homes to be built on a parcel of land to the north of the development site.

The second is to increase by seven the number of homes on the land where planning permission is  already in place.

TRAPP’D said if both were approved, that would add 46 more houses to the development, bringing the number close to that originally sought by Linden.