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Plan for housing scheme for Travis Perkins site in Lymington thrown out again
CONTROVERSIAL plans for a major housing scheme in the centre of a Hampshire town have been thrown out for the second time in two years.
Civic chiefs have rejected the latest application by Pennyfarthing Homes to build more than 20 homes on land currently occupied by the Travis Perkins building supply firm in Lymington.
Pennyfarthing's first attempt to redevelop the Grove Road site was turned down following a public inquiry.
A Government-appointed planning inspector said the proposed development, which comprised 23 flats and houses, would harm the character and appearance of the area.
Now the council has also refused a revised scheme for 25 homes, describing parts of the scheme as “over-dominant” and others as a “poorly-conceived form of backland development”.
Speaking at the time a Pennyfarthing spokesman defended the new scheme.
He said homes on the Queen Katherine Road side of the site would have larger front gardens and also stressed that trees on the western boundary of the Travis Perkins land would be retained.
But the application sparked ten letters of objection from locals, who said some of the proposed new homes were “too tall and overbearing”.
Other critics included the influential Lymington Society, which said the scheme failed to address the concerns raised by the inspector who chaired the inquiry into the first application.
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