Proposed Bosbury Development

16/11/15: There is an update to this development proposal due imminently.  Please check back here for further information.

Important Information – Proposed Bosbury Development

You may be aware that an outline planning application has been made by Carter Jonas on behalf of the Church Commission to develop and build 46 dwellings on land to the end of Upper Court Road, running back down towards the centre of the village. We would encourage you to take a look at the application and present your opinions (for or against) to Mr Andrew Banks (Principal Planning Officer – Hereford) before July 17th.

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Please take time to view the application and consider its impact on the village. We urge you to share your opinions


By Post

Andrew Banks – Herefordshire Council Planning Department
PO Box 230, Blueschool House, Blueschool Street, Hereford HR1 2ZB

By Email

Or by e-mail to


Or online via the Herefordshire Planning Portal ( Click “search for a planning application” then type the application number P141550/O and hit enter key. Then click on “make a comment on this application” and complete the online form.

Important Contacts and Addresses

Andrew Banks
Principal Planning Officer
PO Box 230, Blueschool House, Blueschool Street, Hereford. HRI 2ZB
Tel: 01432 383085

Councillor CNH (Carl) Attwood
The Lodge, Old Colwall, Malvern, Herefordshire, WR13 6HF
Tel: 01684 540788 Mob: 07980 692683

Councillor AW (Tony) Johnson
Hoe Farm, Mathon Road, Colwall, Malvern, WR13 6EP
Tel: 01684 540238

Please copy all correspondence to:
Bosbury & Coddington Parish Council
The Clerk, Mapleside, Ashperton, Ledbury HR8 2RZ

Useful Information

Sample Letter Format

Dear Mr Banks
APPLICATION REFERENCE NUMBER P141550/OI agree some further housing should be provided in settlements such as Bosbury to meet the current housing shortfall. However, I consider the size and location of the proposed development is not acceptable for the following reasons:-(insert here any concerns you may have with the proposal. This could relate to matters such as:)
• the size of the development compared to Bosbury;
• the lack of facilities in the village to serve the development;
• significant impact on listed buildings and the conservation area;
• poor access from Forge Bank;
• impact on the character of Bosbury such as its single linear layout;
• drainage or flooding.
• Impact on residential amenity (e.g. noise, disturbance, traffic, loss of privacy)(Ideally your comments should be presented as a concise list of issues but feel free to explain in a way that you feel best presents your concerns.)These concerns significantly outweigh any benefits the proposal may have and would result in an unsustainable form of development contrary to national and local planning policy. The planning application should therefore be refused.

Yours Sincerely
Your Name

An actual example of a well constructed letter can be found here

Material Considerations – Will your objections be considered or not?

[one_half] Comments that ARE RELEVANT in response to a planning application:

  • overshadowing
  • overlooking or loss of privacy
  • adequate parking and servicing
  • overbearing nature of proposal
  • loss of trees
  • loss of ecological habitats
  • design and appearance
  • layout and density of buildings
  • effect on listed building(s) and Conservation Areas
  • access or highways safety
  • traffic generation
  • noise and disturbance from the scheme
  • disturbance from smells
  • public visual amenity, but not loss of private individual’s view
  • flood risk
[/one_half] [one_half_last] Comments that are NOT RELEVANT in response to a planning application:

  • loss of value to individual property
  • loss of view
  • boundary disputes including encroachment of foundations, gutters
  • private covenants or agreements
  • the applicant’s personal conduct or history
  • the applicant’s motives
  • potential profit for the applicant or from the application
  • private rights to light
  • private rights to way
  • damage to property
  • disruption during any construction phase
  • loss of trade or competitors
  • age, health, status, background, work patterns of the objector
  • time taken to do the work
  • capacity of private drains
  • building or structural techniques
  • alcohol or gaming licences

Please contact the above at your earliest convenience – any correspondence received after 17th July will not be considered.

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