COUNCILLORS will be asked to give their view on a rejected planning application in Oswestry after an appeal was launched to the Secretary of State.

The appeal will be discussed at an extra planning committee meeting at the Guildhall on Monday, January 19, after it was launched on December 22 last year.

The plans, for a proposed dwelling east of Wingthorpe, in Mount Drive, was to build on free land next to the house, using garden space for tenants and to maintain green area for new residents.

However, application drew comments objecting to the development from Oswestry and District Civic Society and neighbours, who were concerned about the size of the development.

Shropshire Council refused the application, made by Colin and Jenny Boswell, in September last year because there was 'very limited realistic options for development on this site'.

It added that any development would be 'cramped, incongruous and harm the neighbouring amenity'.

However, the appeal has been lodged and Oswestry Town Council has been told by its counterparts at Shirehall that any further comments to made on the appeal must be lodged by Wednesday, January 26.

Meanwhile, councillors will also make comments on 12 other applications, including the change of use of Carreg Llwyd Church in Laburnum Dive to the conversion of 22 co-living supportive units for military veterans.

The plans for the building include building a two-storey extension plus other works and the landscaped gardens.

The application for prior notification of the demolition of the former Morrison's Supermarket is also on the planning agenda.

There is also a fresh re-consultation, because of an amendment to plans, on the building of 284 dwellings at land north of Shrewsbury Road while the alleyway projects plans submitted to Shropshire Council will also need comments from councillors.

The meeting will follow the finance committee meeting at 7pm.