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Inquiry Over New Homes On Old Pub Site

A public inquiry starts on Tuesday to decide the fate of controversial plans for new homes on a former pub site in Stratford.

It follows an appeal by Bellway Homes (Midlands) against refusal of planning permission to build a new housing development on the Alcester Road.

The appeal relates to a planning application to demolish an existing public house complex, and build 62 two and three-storey flats with 80 car park spaces, on the site of the former Three Witches pub.

Stratford-on-Avon District Council has refused the application on several grounds including.

They include: harm to residents of Redlands Crescent and South Green Drive from the use of a proposed secondary access to the site; a lack of parking to serve the development; the loss of a bus lay-by on Alcester Road; the excessive height and bulk of the proposed new buildings; and the lack of proper integration of social and private housing within the scheme. 

The inquiry, expected to last for two days, will be held at the council offices, Elizabeth House, in Church Street, Stratford, starting at 10am. A government planning inspector will preside over the inquiry. 

Members of the public may attend the inquiry and express their views - at the discretion of the inspector.


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