PLANS to build a new dwelling at the site of a former nursery have been rejected.

Doric Development has been refused outline planning permission to build a new house on the site of a former nursery, Northleigh.

In rejecting the bid, planning officers wrote: “This application is considered to be an inappropriate, unsustainable form of development which would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefit of providing two additional dwellings in an open countryside location and the provision of employment created through construction processes.”

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Officers added the proposed access created by the development would not be suitable for the increase in traffic.

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They added that this would be to the “detriment of highway safety for all users”.