‘Monolithic’ cottages put on hold
Dozens of villagers have objected to a developer’s plan to knock down a former college building and replace it with cottages.
Telereal Trillium first took over the former Wye Agricultural College in October 2015, and has set about trying to redevelop buildings into new homes.
Its plans include bulldozing Wolfson House in Upper Bridge Street and building six two-bedroom homes.
But the plan has been put on hold, and more than 50 villagers have penned letters or comments to object to the plan.
They are joined by Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council, which voted to oppose the plans, which it described as “monolithic” and likely lead to parking problems around a bend in the road.
The application had been scheduled to be decided by council planners in last autumn, but revised plans were submitted in January, prompting further objections.
Council planning officer Katy Magnall wrote to the developer asking for further information in January, and the developers put forward new documents at the end of the month.
The council target date for a recommendation was extended until Wednesday March 1 this year, but Ashford Borough Council says it is still awaiting revised plans to be handed in.
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Wolfson House in Upper Bridge Street, Wye