Lechlade residents oppose plans for 61 new houses
A CONTROVERSIAL application for more than 60 dwellings and the removal of a bridge in Lechlade will go before the planning committee on Wednesday, October 10.
The application for outline planning permission was deferred from the previous meeting to allow for further negotiations regarding the provision of affordable housing.
The application concerns land in the north east of Lechlade, located to the east of the A361 Station Road.
Permission was originally sought for a maximum of 110 dwellings, but following a public consultation, the number was reduced to 61.
Lechlade Town Council initially supported the application, but suggested the reduction in scale and requested a minimum of 30 percent social housing should be provided on the site.
The council also suggested traffic calming measures should be introduced along Burford Road in anticipation of an increase in traffic speed, resulting from the removal of the old railway bridge.
Cotswold District Council has received a number of objections to the revised application, with residents raising concerns about road safety, drainage and insufficient parking. Case officer Rob Eaton recommended the application should be permitted.