A SCHEME to build 110 houses in Lydney has been put on hold because of traffic and flooding concerns. The planning application was submitted by Emma Kemsley. The proposed 17.2 acre housing estate – which would slope from Highfield Road down to the A48 – included 66 market priced houses, 33 affordable houses and 11 retirement homes. Lydney Town Council asked the District Council to defer the application but coun James Bevan (Con, Lydney East) said: "I don't see that we, as a committee, should be officer-led – just as they did with the recent Gorsley touring caravan site, which was overturned by the Planning Inspectorate.

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