Shropshire Council has refused planning permission for 10 new homes in Baschurch due to noise concerns.

The plans which were put forward by London based Basway Properties would have seen the hoes being built on the land adjacent to 2 Moorland Cottages on Marton Road.

These were rejected by the council as people potentially living at the site would be affected by noise from the nearby railway line.

In the refusal notice given to the company, Shropshire Council said: "The proposed development has not demonstrated that the adjoining railway line would not result in noise impact on future residents."


This was despite plans showing developers would install a "two metre high acoustic fence along the sites boundary with the railway line". 

They had also proposed "acoustic glazing and ventilators" are also proposed for the homes.

Plan for the site have been the source of controversy before, having previously been refused in April 2022 and subsequent appeal being dismissed in May 2023.

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Previous plans had involved 14 new homes being built on the site but this was reduced to 10 in the latest application.

However Shropshire Council, have said that even with this there was not enough space for potential residents.

In their refusal notice Planning officers at Shropshire council said: "The proposed development has not demonstrated that adequate level if public open space can be provided for the future residents and would therefore be contrary to policy MD2 of the SAMDev Plan."

It is unclear at this time whether another application will be made to develop the site.