New plan could mean almost 100 homes are built in village

PLAN: The land off Church Road in Crowle where 30 homes could be built by Spitfire Homes <i>(Image: Google Maps)</i>
PLAN: The land off Church Road in Crowle where 30 homes could be built by Spitfire Homes (Image: Google Maps)

ANOTHER plan to build more homes in a village near Worcester has been revealed.

Spitfire Homes wants to build 30 homes, including 12 ‘affordable’ homes, on land off Church Road in Crowle according to an application submitted to Wychavon District Council.

Last year, Piper Homes put forward a plan to build 62 homes on land on the opposite side of Church Road in Crowle which was met with a wave of objections from villagers.

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The bigger home plans put forward in Crowle in recent years have all been rejected by council planners including a plan for 30 homes on the same site by the same developer almost eight years ago.

Worcester News: HOMES: The land earmarked in Spitfire's plan for 30 homes (in red) off Church Road in Crowle, opposite Piper's plan for 62 homes (in blue)
Worcester News: HOMES: The land earmarked in Spitfire's plan for 30 homes (in red) off Church Road in Crowle, opposite Piper's plan for 62 homes (in blue)

HOMES: The land earmarked in Spitfire's plan for 30 homes (in red) off Church Road in Crowle, opposite Piper's plan for 62 homes (in blue) (Image: Google Maps)

Spitfire Homes saw its plan to build 30 homes on the land opposite Crowle Parish Hall in 2015 but it was rejected by Wychavon District Council after more than 150 objections were made against it by villagers in Crowle.

A handful of plans to build between five and 13 homes on the land which is now the subject of the 62-home plan by Piper Homes were rejected by Wychavon District Council in 2012.

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Another attempt to build five homes on the land was again rejected by council planners in 2014 and an appeal to the government’s planning inspector to overrule the council was also turned down.

The earmarked land for 62 new homes is outside Crowle’s current designated development boundary but was put forward as a potential site for up to 40 new homes during the ongoing review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP), the key county planning blueprint which sets out where thousands of homes will be built in the next 20 years.

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However, in March last year, social housing provider Platform Housing had its plan to build 12 homes in Crowle backed by government planning inspectors just months after it was rejected by council planners.

More than 100 objections were raised against the plan by villagers but the inspector still overruled the council and allowed the plan to go ahead.

You can have your say on the 30-home plan by visiting Wychavon District Council’s website. The application number is W/22/02683/FUL and consultation ends on February 16.