Two Planning Applications

We have just received two amended Planning Applications (see below). Note comments must be received by Monday 8 December 2014 for these applications.

Please make comments in the comments box below or on the ‘Your Comments’ page.

The Parish Council doesn’t normally meet in December. However, if necessary we will call and extraordinary public meeting to examine these applications.


P143282FColdwells House Residential Home Coldwells Road Holmer Hereford Herefordshire HR1 1LH
Proposed extensions and alterations to existing care home. (AMENDED PLAN).

  • Date received Thursday 6 November 2014
  • Date validated Wednesday 12 November 2014
  • Consultation start date Monday 17 November 2014
  • Consultation end date Monday 8 December 2014
  • Target determination date Wednesday 7 January 2015
  • Comments by Monday 8 December 2014

 Link to details>>


P142725FLand at Attwood Lane Holmer Hereford HR1 1JL
Proposed erection of one dwelling (AMENDED PLAN)

  • Date received Thursday 4 September 2014
  • Date validated Thursday 13 November 2014
  • Consultation start date Thursday 25 September 2014
  • Consultation end date Monday 8 December 2014
  • Target determination date Thursday 8 January 2015
  • Comments by Monday 8 December 2014

Link to details>>


1 thought on “Two Planning Applications”

  1. Coldwells Care Home Planning Application P143282/F

    Reasons for Objecting
    1. The size of the proposed development is out of proportion in relation to neighbouring properties, in what is a quiet rural residential area. It would be overlooking the rear of, and have a major detrimental effect to the privacy of the neighbouring property.
    2 Noise and smells from the newly sited kitchen would be directly to the rear of the neighbouring property.
    3 There are concerns that despite a newly installed sewerage system the ground will not absorb the quantity of treated liquid without problems reoccurring. For 1 year prior to the installation the environment agency had ruled that all sewerage had to be tankered away. This meant that every week 2 x tankerloads twice a week were removed. That gave the land time to dry out. Any soil tests done would have benefited from this spell of not having 12000litres per week going into the soil.

    At no time has the owner shown any interest in the effect this development may have on their neighbours or the community, and the comment made in paragraph 3.6 of the design and access statement that a meeting was held with the parish council who had no objections is simply not true. The parish council most strongly objected when the original application was made, and I am told no meeting has ever taken place since.

    The owner has 5 care homes in total, and it is difficult to equate the detrimental harm to the rural environment in which we live for an apparent net gain of only 8 beds, with an enlarged footprint on the site that almost doubles what is there now.

    There have already been two sizable extensions which with the last one an informative was made that if it went ahead then that would probably be the last and that the local planning authority would not encourage any further development on this site. So what has changed?

    The governments guidelines about planners responding positively does not surely mean at any cost to neighbours and the neighbourhood. Parish Councils have more influence now and I trust they will support my opposition to this extension. They are most welcome to hold a site visit should they so wish.


Leave a comment