Plans drawn up for new housing in Tunstall

The site of the proposed housing in Tunstall.

Plans have been submitted for six new homes in Tunstall.

An outline planning application has been drawn up for the development on fields on the edge of the village on land south west of Chaytor Farm.

The scheme would consist of six houses which would be a mix of two and three bedroom detached properties.

Two local residents have objected to the scheme saying the scheme is a green field site not suitable for housing, that it would increase traffic problems in the village and nearby properties would be overlooked by the new houses.

Documents submitted with the plans state that to minimise the impact of the development on neighbouring properties it is proposed to focus the development on the northern end of the site which is the lowest area and “as such
optimises the natural screening from existing hedging and trees”.

The documents add: “Further screening would be provided with new planting to the west and east of the development.

The impact on existing properties to the east at Chaytor Court would be further reduced by the layout of the new dwellings with none located within 40m of the eastern boundary.”

The site of the proposed development.

Applicant Geoff Rudd says he has presented details of his plans to Tunstall Parish Council.

He said they had expressed concerns about surface water drainage from the site.

But he said any issues could be mitigated for by ensuring the county council keeps the drains clear and a pond for surface water is included within the housing scheme.

For more details on the plans click here.