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Homes plan for farm approved despite fears it would blight landscape

Four new homes can be built at a farm near Rugeley despite objections that the development would blight the landscape.

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A Google Street View Image Of The Land At Jones Lane Slitting Mill Earmarked For Four New Homes

Cannock Chase Council received 16 objections to the plans for land at Hagley Park Farm in Slitting Mill.

Objectors said the detached homes would not be in keeping with the area and result in a loss of privacy for neighbours. There were also concerns about adding to traffic on an already narrow road and the loss of protected trees.

But Cannock Chase Council’s planning committee approved the application at its meeting on Wednesday. Councillor Mike Sutherland, who represents the Etching Hill and the Heath ward, said it was a “great development” and the “houses are needed” while Councillor Darrell Mawle said he couldn’t see any particular problem.