Concerted efforts by residents in Church Road have fought off ill conceived plans by developers to over-develop parts of the Conservation Areas. Developers will always try to maximise profits to the detriment of the local residents. In summary:
- No1 Church Road (demolish & erect 7 new dwellings) – this went to appeal by public inquiry. Several residents turned up to Pippbrook to voice their opinions. The Planning Inspectorate rejected the developers appeal.
- The Bungalow, Byron Place (demolish & replace by 4 new dwellings) – this was rejected by MVDC. Over 100 letters of objections were received by MVDC.
- No.29 Church Road (build two semi detached houses in the back garden) – this went to a written appeal. The Planning Inspectorate rejected the developers appeals.
The site in questions have still the potential for development, however, residents are keen that any proposals are in keeping for the local area.
If developers are planning something inappropriate in your area, contact the LRA they will be able to advise.