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Flood fears over Shrewton homes plan
FEARS over flooding could put a stop to plans for three new houses on the site of an old laundry business.
Developer Rattue & Griffiths Ltd has applied for planning want to demolish the Shrewton Steam Laundries building in the village’s High Street and build the four-bedroom houses.
Applications for residential development on the site have twice been turned down previously, and this latest proposal is recommended for refusal when it goes before Wiltshire Council’s southern area planning meeting on Thursday.
The parish council has objected, stating that the plans are a resubmission of the previous application with only small changes and don’t acknowledge the rise of the River Till this winter. They also feel the housing isn’t appropriate for the village, and would be oversized and unaffordable.
The Environment Agency has objected, questioning the principle and sustainability of putting a privately-owned flood alleviation scheme in privately owned gardens.
The southern area planning committee meeting starts at 6pm at Salisbury City Hall.
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