Mill site homes refused consent in Eastington, Stroud, Gloucestershire
A LONG abandoned mill site near Stroud looks likely to stay overgrown after councillors turned down plans for it to be used for creating three new homes.
The plot on the north west side of Millend Row in Eastington had been unused for more than 23 years, the development control committee of Stroud District Council was told.
Planning officer Ian Pople said a row of mill cottages there had been demolished in the early 1990s and since then the land had become vegetated and overgrown.
The new homes were proposed by Lamplough Estates.
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But Eastington Parish Council and nine protestors were concerned about flooding, over-development of the site and the height and design of the suggested properties.
Lamplough Estates do, however, have a right of appeal against the refusal.