SCALED-DOWN plans to build up to 30 homes in Tiddington have been refused.
Developers had originally applied for outline permission to build 100 homes on both sides of Knights Lane earlier this year but the proposals were turned down by Stratford District Council’s planning committee in March.
Residents and councillors had raised fears the scheme could result in Tiddington merging into Stratford.
Members also ruled the plans would add to the already traffic-choked roads, have a significant visual impact on the area, and result in the loss of agricultural land.
Developers then went back to the drawing board before re-submitting plans for 60 homes, which were also rejected for the same reasons in August.
And members of the planning committee opted to go against officers’ advice by rejecting the latest scaled-down plans for 30 homes at a meeting this week.
An appeal has been submitted for both refusals and they will be combined into a joint inquiry, which is likely to be heard around February 2016.
*THE DECISION on plans to convert a pair of Georgian grade II-listed buildings in Rother Street into a 48-bedroom hotel and bistro has been deferred.
The historic townhouses are owned by Stratford Town Trust and international hotel operator Malmaison Hotel du Vin was looking to lease the building from them to create the hotel.
The application was recommended for approval but members opted to defer the decision.