Plans to build ten new homes on land in Lichfield have been rejected.
Developers had hoped to put the properties on the plot at the Rosaries off Trent Valley Road.
The latest refusal comes after a previous planning application or 13 homes on the site had been rejected.
A report said a number of issues had led to the proposals being rejected.
“It has not been demonstrated that the development would not cause significant harm to existing habitats of protected species and, the scheme fails to demonstrate that a net gain to biodiversity can be achieved. As proposed the scheme of development therefore would cause harm to protected species and present a net loss to biodiversity.
“While the site is included in the Local Plan Allocations document, the inclusion of the proposed development would increase built form that does not sit well within the historic context of the site.
“The proposal would cause less than substantial harm to the setting of the nearby listed buildings.”Planning report
Planning chiefs also raised concerns over the management of water run off.
The proposal had also seen letters of objection sent by local residents concerned over the development on the site.
The initial plan had been for 12 homes before being reduced to ten. But the planning report said the scheme could not go ahead.
“The proposed development has been revised during the course of the application in order to address issues raised. The principle of residential development on the site is considered to be acceptable and in accordance with the development plan.
“While the overall design and layout of the scheme has been significantly improved and impacts on heritage assets and neighbouring amenity have been addressed, the scheme as revised fails to satisfactorily address ecological issues, including biodiversity net gain, address the concerns from the local lead flood authority, and Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation mitigation has not been agreed.”Planning report
Full details can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.