Ross-on-Wye residents have written to Herefordshire Council to highlight their concerns about plans to build 46 homes near Ashfield Park Primary School.

The applicant wants to demolish stable outbuildings on land off Middleton Avenue and fill the site with new houses. The proposal includes 22 three-bed homes, 15 two-beds, three four-beds, four flats and a couple of bungalows. But a group of residents say the extra traffic would be a danger to schoolchildren attending the nearby school.

The Hawthorne Field Action Group told the Ross Gazette: “Many parents of children attending Ashfield Primary School may not be aware that the traffic in the surrounding streets will become more chaotic if developers are allowed to build 46 new houses off Middleton Avenue.”

This site is currently a much loved green space, enjoyed by walkers, joggers, shoppers, pedestrians and school children, and is at the very heart of a residential community. The Action Group said: “The field provides part of a pedestrian way (a green corridor) from the town centre to Hawthorne Lane and has done so for more than 100 years.” See the full story in this week’s edition of the Ross Gazette, or subscribe to our online edition here