Decision not to pursue the site at Andrews Close

This was a site we have been considering for a while. Its key ‘development’ issue, in terms of planning, was its narrow access lane. We drew up several different options of how we might build five two bedroom homes on the site (the size identified by Herefordshire Council as being in shortest supply for affordable accommodation in this area of the city), along with restricted car use and some possible communal facilities, and shared these with the local community. However the community preferred to see no homes built on the site, rather feeling that the land, currently essentially unused, should be managed as open space for the benefit of the local community. Many ideas were suggested for what the space could include.

Given the opposition to any housing development, we feel we can’t pursue this project as we would not be able to to show it was community-led.