CONTROVERSIAL plans for homes in Stourbridge have been thrown out after a petition from residents.

The proposal to build four detached homes on land in Grayling Road has been turned down after residents raised a string of concerns including it being out of place, overdevelopment and a lack of parking.

The developer wanted to build three 3-storey, four bedroom homes which would have had a basement and features including a cinema room, gym, bar, gym and hot tub and steam room and one four-storey (five bed) home which would have had a basement and a loft bedroom.

This home would have had a swimming pool, cinema room and bar.

A string of objections were received as well as a petition containing 36 signatures from unhappy neighbours in the cul-de-sac with concerns including that the development did not fit into the street, inadequate parking and land stability issues undermining neighbouring dwellings.

A report by council planners recommending it be turned down states: "The revised development, despite the amendments that have been provided, would form an intensive and incongruous form of development that would create an inappropriate cramped and contrived form of development on this site that would be at odds with and would not be reflective of the surrounding settlement pattern, would not secure a high quality and inclusive design, and would fail to improve the distinctiveness, character and quality of the Grayling Street.

"Furthermore, the proposal would fail to secure appropriate parking to serve the future occupiers of the site and would be detrimental to highway safety."

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Pic: A design of one of the homes by Space Studio from documents submitted to Dudley Council.