Two houses to be built in Upton street despite concerns

First published in News by

THE construction of two detached houses has been backed despite concerns over drainage and access.

Malvern Hills District Council's southern area development management committee approved Phil Nelson's plans for the dwellings in Strensham Road, Upton, by 12 votes to four, with two abstentions on Wednesday.

Cllr Roger Sutton opposed the plan on grounds of drainage and flooding.

He said: "There has been drainage problems for many, many years that have not been resolved and there are a number of properties around this development that have been flooded on many, many occasions.

"Adding additional properties seems to me to be increasing the quite considerable risks."

Cllr Sutton also suggested its position on a bend in a narrow lane posed potential problems with access.

However, cllr Clive Smith proposed the application be accepted due to "the pressure we are under from central government" to approve housing plans.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:32pm Thu 20 Feb 14

green49 says...

Councils are frightened they will end up in court of appeal if they turn down developers applications now, it costs so much money to get to court and builders know that, thank MR Pickles for this brainless planning now.
Councils are frightened they will end up in court of appeal if they turn down developers applications now, it costs so much money to get to court and builders know that, thank MR Pickles for this brainless planning now. green49
  • Score: 3

2:10pm Thu 20 Feb 14

skychip says...

As green49 says Councils are frightened to turn down any planning applications - very worrying because we don't know what sort of developments we shall have to end up enduring. I really thought the Conservatives would have more consideration for the environment, obviously got that wrong.
As green49 says Councils are frightened to turn down any planning applications - very worrying because we don't know what sort of developments we shall have to end up enduring. I really thought the Conservatives would have more consideration for the environment, obviously got that wrong. skychip
  • Score: 2

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree