Plans for 41 houses in Aston-on-Trent are set to be signed off despite strong opposition from residents and the parish council.

The proposals for Moor Lane, from Lichfield firm CT Planning, would see a large field built on.

As part of the application a watercourse would be diverted and a bridge would be built over it which will lead to an orchard. A total of 12 homes will be affordable housing.

Three trees on the site would be protected and more than a dozen more will be planted.

Diagram showing where 41 new homes would go in Aston-on-Trent
Diagram showing where 41 new homes would go in Aston-on-Trent

Each of the 41 houses would have a minimum of two car parking spaces, with three to four for larger homes - there would be 103 parking spots in total.

Of the 41 houses, 12 will be affordable homes, which would be a mix of bungalows, maisonettes, and two and three bedroomed semi-detached houses.

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The plans have been recommended for approval by South Derbyshire District Council, which would debate the proposals on Tuesday, June 5.

Council officers stated: “The proposal provides a development of a rural village character with the use of existing and proposed landscaping.

“The proposal’s high quality design reflects the character of properties within the village and layout provides attractive new streets without significant impacts on the residential amenity of existing properties adjacent.

“None of the other matters raised through the publicity and consultation process amount to material considerations outweighing the assessment of the main issues set out above.”

In total, 27 objections were lodged against the application from residents in the village, who urged for houses close to the roadside to be one and a half storeys instead of two-storey homes.

They also asked that the boundaries of the site should be lined with trees and thick hedges to obscure it from view and help keep privacy for houses facing the site.

There were also fears that plans to build a pump house and drainage pond on an adjacent field could lead to more development in the future.

Meanwhile, objections from Aston Parish Council stated: “The location of the access is still an issue, as the visibility splay from Moor Lane."

It recommended that the entrance is moved to the existing gateway to a field.

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