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  1. Objection to Planning Permission P174487/F Mintons

    I object to the above Planning Permission on the following grounds.
    1. Road safety. The bend at the bottom of the hill, a few yards from the school entrance is very dangerous. You can barely pass two cars and cannot pass the bus. Hedging over growth pushes cyclists and pedestrians out further into a blind corner. The erection of these cottages will exacerbate the situation.
    2. Water run-off. The field is well known locally for it’s springs. Duke Street has suffered from flash flooding in the past and many properties on the south side have already suffered from run-off. These plans will increase the problem.

  2. Mr and Mrs A Densley
    The Mintons
    Duke Street
    Withington
    Hereford
    HR1 3QD

    9th January 2018

    LETTER OF OBJECTION
    PLANNING APPLICATION NUMBER P174487/F

    Dear Sirs,

    We write to express our concerns regarding the above application to build 2 houses in the field to the north of our property, The Mintons.

    The Mintons was built in 1743 and has historic interest within this conservation area. We believe that the approval of this application would have a detrimental impact on our property, with the proposed dwellings being in very close proximity and overlooking aspects of our cottage which would cause loss of privacy.

    The Highways report has identified that the visibility setback should be 2.4m x 68m to the south and 2.4m x 50m to the north, both measured to the nearside kerb at a height of 675mm due to the passage of school children to the crossing point (this is the primary pedestrian route to the school). This cannot be achieved in either direction without alterations/demolition of the stone walls in both directions, which we believe to be part of the conservation area.

    The wall to the south of the proposed splay also has a hedge planted alongside it and would require constant cutting to maintain vision and the applicant has no access to this so would be unable to keep the necessary vision.

    Achieving acceptable vision splays would be wholly dependent on our agreement as the boundary wall to the south belongs to The Mintons.

    We have been in discussion with Simon Withers who we believe has requested a Conservation Officer’s report.

    For the above reasons we believe this application to be unacceptable.

    Yours faithfully

    ALAN AND DEBBIE DENSLEY

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