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Planning inspector to rule on proposal to build home on overgrown land in Telford

A planning inspector is set to decide whether a three-storey home can be built on overgrown land in a Telford cul-de-sac.

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The piece of land in Ketley which is subject to a planning appeal. Picture: Google

Applicant Parry Jones Homes submitted plans last year for a three-bedroomed home to be built on vacant land at Bluebell Coppice in Ketley.

The applicant says that the site is ‘largely overgrown with self-seeded vegetation’.

During the application phase seven separate objections were raised by residents, with all but one of these coming from residents of Bluebell Coppice.

Telford & Wrekin Council’s drainage department also objected to the scheme.

The council’s planning department refused the plans in October raising fears over a loss of an important piece of open space. They added that the proposed house would have a ‘cramped appearance’ and would create an ‘incongruous feature’ within the street.