Monday, 21 August 2017

Valuable cottages

PLANS have been submitted for two semi-detached cottages on the site of the old Forestry Commission buildings in Christmas Common.

PLANS have been submitted for two semi-detached cottages on the site of the old Forestry Commission buildings in Christmas Common.

The brownfield site lies within the village boundary between Forestry Cottages and the old church on the east side of the main road.

Parts of the buildings remain on the land and are currently used for parking and as an open storage area.

The application, which has been made by Search and Management Services, said: “Consideration was given to providing one detached house on the site but it is considered that a pair of semi-detached cottages on the site will be of benefit to the village in providing more affordable accommodation to enable younger people to live there and help sustain and support the Fox and Hounds pub.

“In many local villages in this area, despite the residents campaigning to prevent public houses being sold off for other uses, they have been and are being lost.



“While providing only a small increase in population, it is such increases that can make so much difference to villages like Christmas Common which have evolved over the centuries with continued developments.”

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