Angry residents of Kempsey made their feelings known as they lined up along the A38 road to protest about 140 home development which includes a new primary school to be built on Land At (Os 8570 4841) Napleton Lane Kempsey.

Today Malvern Hills District Council have denied the planning permission, today 9th February 2024.

I am writing to let you know the outcome of your Planning application, under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the proposal detailed above at Land At (Os 8570 4841), Napleton Lane, Kempsey

Unfortunately we have Refused your application, for the reason set out in the attached Refusal Notice.

There has been a large outcry from villagers who said there are no infrastructure improvements to help the village cope with so many new homes, and no funding to actually build a school, which would run into the millions of pounds.

Hallam Land Management previous plan to build 150 new homes was rejected by Malvern Hills District Council.

Planning Application: M/23/00372/OUT