Plans to build 31 new homes given the go-ahead

Land at Togston which it is proposed will be used for housing.
Land at Togston which it is proposed will be used for housing.

Proposals to build 31 new properties, 26 of which will be affordable, on land at North Broomhill, were approved at a planning committee last night.

Planners had recommended that the application, by Partner Construction, be given approval despite objections from residents, the parish council and public protection.

And full planning permission was granted for the 31 new homes, with associated access and car parking, on land to the east of Togston Court and north of Togston Road.

There will be 20 two-bedroom, six three-bedroom and five four-bedroom properties.

But residents and the parish council were not happy with the plans, citing concerns over flooding, highways safety and loss of privacy.

Objectors also stated that there was not a need for properties in the village and there were no amenities to support them.

But planners had said: “It is considered that the development would respect the character of the North Broomhill area with the layout, scale, design and choice of materials. The proposal would provide affordable dwellings in an area where there is an identified need.

“The proposed development would not have an adverse impact on any of the neighbouring properties due to the nature of the site.”