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Worcester City Council Overturn Malvern Road Redevelopment Ban

Independent house-builder, Lockley Homes, has welcomed Worcester City Council’s decision to overturn their planning refusal for a proposed development on Malvern Road.

As revealed by Residential People earlier in the month, plans for the mixed, 3-bedroom bungalows and six 2-bed apartments had been initially refused due to ‘lack of consultation’ – an allegation that Lockley Homes strenuously denied.

Lockley Homes Land Director, Ian O’Gorman spoke to the planning committee to explain his belief that there were no “justifiable grounds” for the plans to be refused, stating: “During the debate, several councillors commented that it was a ‘good scheme’, ‘well designed’ and looked like ‘a nice place to live’ – and we agree.”

After an appeal by Lockley Homes, the planning committee took a second look and decided that there were “insufficient grounds for refusal”.

Following the decision being overturned, Joint Managing Director, Karl Lockley called it “a victory for common sense”, and thanked those residents who had supported the scheme.

Karl added: “The proof of the pudding, as they say, and I think local residents will ultimately welcome what we believe is a tasteful scheme and in keeping with the neighbourhood.”

Featured Image: Lockley Homes’ Connolly House

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