Outline plans for new homes on Tytherington fields met with objections

June 22 2017

OBJECTIONS are already being lodged against outline plans to build about 29 homes on a site in Tytherington.

OBJECTIONS are already being lodged against outline plans to build about 29 homes on a site in Tytherington.

An application submitted on behalf of Resolved Developments proposes building detached, semi-detached and terraced houses on land that currently consists of two arable fields west of Stowell Hill, alongside an area of hardstanding occupied by metal sheds or containers and a small stone building.

The document said the proposal was for a “sustainable location appropriate for residential development” and would help meet a need for new homes in South Gloucestershire.

It claimed the development would “enhance the vitality of the village and maintain its appeal for both existing and new residents”, said it had been designed to minimise the effect on the conservation area and be a natural extension of the village.

But objections raised include concern about increased traffic on unsuitable rural roads if the development goes ahead.

There has also been criticism that the developers pointed to nearby Thornbury to provide services for the new residents, claiming that made the scheme unsustainable.

Objectors said with so much house building in Thornbury itself, the town was struggling to cope with a rise in its own population when it came to GP services and schools.