Homes plan near Upton upon Severn set for approval

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Campaigners are concerned the development would cause the loss of valuable green space

Plans for new homes in a village near Upton upon Severn have been recommended for approval.

Twenty-five affordable homes have been proposed for land off Ryall Road in Holly Green.

However, more than 20 objections have been lodged against the planning application, many angry at the potential loss of "valuable green space".

A decision is due to be made by Malvern Hills District Council on 15 November.

One objector, Andy Vale, said the development would set a "dangerous precedent" and allow for more homes to be built in inappropriate areas.

"We could well end up with small pockets of housing developments all along the A38 from Worcester to Tewkesbury, and many other similar areas," he said.

Council planners said the extra two-to-four-bed affordable homes would be an extension of the existing estate off Furrow Close - built between 2016 and 2018 - and would not be "isolated" or "incongruous".

Members of Ripple Parish Council said highlighted that all the facilities would be in Upton and residents in the new homes would rely too heavily on travelling by car.

"There is very limited employment locally which means that residents will need to travel to get to their employment," the parish council said in its response.

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