Muller submit a planning application in Kings Bromley, Staffordshire

In February 2019, Muller submitted an outline planning application for residential development of this 2.68 hectare site in the village of Kings Bromley which lies 7km north of Lichfield.

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New housing was proposed for the village to help meet local needs and also to contribute to the wider supply of housing in the district.

The site is located next to existing residential properties and approximately 400m from the centre of Kings Bromley which has a local supermarket, pub and primary school. There is also a village hall, church and cricket club in the local area. The nearest high school is 5 km away in Barton-under-Needwood.

The indicative plan, submitted and validated in February 2019, is for 57 dwellings with a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes and a mix of terrace and detached homes. 30% of the dwellings will be affordable housing as per Lichfield District Council’s policy requirements.

The application was refused by delegated powers on 14th May. Having reviewed  the reasons for refusal and gaining support from a registered provider, Muller made a resubmission to Lichfield District Council for a residential development of up to 57 fully affordable homes. In spite of the council having a severe district wide shortfall of affordable housing the application was refused by delegated powers.

Muller carried out a Housing Needs Survey to determine the local needs for affordable dwellings. A decision on the planning appeal is pending.