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Planning inquiry held into controversial Twyning development

A planning inquiry into the controversial Twyning development by Hayfield Homes has concluded.

The Solihull based company wants to build 55 homes on land in Hill End Road.

It first applied to Tewkesbury Borough Council in March 2021 for outline permission for the 7.8 acres site which sits to the north of the existing village.

Horrified villagers submitted almost 300 letters of objection to the council saying the development would ruin their quiet, rural home and result in the destruction of 2,000 trees planted on the site around 10 years ago.

An extension on the application decision was agreed while more information was gathered but in September 2021 Hayfield Homes submitted an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate against non-determination.

Tewkesbury Planning Committee discussed the plans in April 2022 and told the Inspectorate it was minded to refuse the application as it would conflict with policies in respect of housing strategy, impacts on landscape character and green infrastructure, highway safety and the absence of a Section 106 Agreement.

Representatives of Hayfield Homes have said the village has been designated to help meet the borough's housing needs and the site is not in an area of outstanding natural beauty, conservation area or flood zone.

The Inspectorate held its inquiry into the appeal from January 10-27 and both sides are now awaiting its decision.

The case reference APP/G1630/W/21/3284820 can be viewed on the Planning Inspectorate website.

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