Delight as plan to build more homes on Malvern's 'green heart' rejected again with Lib Dem support

21 Jul 2020

A plan to build more homes on green space in Malvern has been rejected again by the council.

Malvern Hills District Council rejected a Fortis Living plan to build another 21 homes on land off Pickersleigh Grove in Malvern having rejected a similar plan for 23 homes earlier this year. The homes would have been built next to 92 already-approved homes which are nearing completion.

Local councillor Paul Bennett said he was delighted with the rejection saying allowing the homes would have been the final straw.

Cllr Bennett, who represents the council's Pickersleigh district, said: "We are delighted that another attempt to encroach on this vital green area has been beaten off. "Parking is already an issue with the school pick up and drop off causing residents problems. This would have been the final straw.

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