Gloucestershire refuses planning for Barratt Homes scheme

A plan to build 220 homes on green space is set to be refused by South Gloucestershire Council today (11 December).

Barratt Homes is bidding for permission to build 220 new homes at Windmill Green in Frampton Cotterell.

The application has sparked an outcry from residents who have written to South Gloucestershire Council with their concerns over the loss of green space.

168 objections have been received to the scheme, and 733 people signed a petition objecting to the scheme.

Barratt Homes bought the farmland a decade ago and wants to complete three stages of housebuilding totalling more than 600 homes.

The first phase has been completed and this latest application would see stage two finished.

South Gloucestershire Council planning officer Sarah Tucker has recommended the application be refused.

In a report to the development control planning committee, Tucker said the scale of the development would not respect Frampton Cotterell.

Tucker said: "The proposals would have a significant harmful impact on the distinctive character of the locality, in particular the openness and greenness of the setting of Frampton Cotterell. The proposals would harm the landscape character of the area."

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