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Plans for new homes in Shirley street given the go ahead.

Plans to demolish one bungalow in a village street and replace it with two houses have been given approval - despite fears of overcrowding

Plans to demolish one bungalow in a village street and replace it with two houses have been given approval - despite fears of overcrowding.

At last Wednesday’s planning meeting, designs for the two dwellings in Creynolds Lane were described as ‘impressive’ by the committee’s chairman, Councillor Stuart Davis (Con, St Alphege).

Coun Davis said: “I think the architect should be congratulated.”

But Coun Martin McCarthy (Con, Blythe) said the houses would be ‘overbearing,’ adding: “They are not in keeping with the street scene, particularly in a village environment like Cheswick Green.”

Coun Jeff Potts (Con, Knowle) said he was concerned about the ‘bulk aspect’ of the development, while Coun Alan Martin (Con, Bickenhill) said it looked as though the houses had been ‘shoe horned’ in.

 

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