A PLAN to turn a Ludlow house into a residential home for children with learning disabilities has been turned down again after being revised.

Shropshire Council agreed the property in Temeside was unsuitable due to parking issues.

The council said there would not be enough room for vehicles to park.

The plans for 41 Clifton Villas were originally lodged last year by Lena Greatwich, of newly formed care company Grey Davies Care, and were turned down for the same reason.

She proposed housing up to four children with learning disabilities and autism at the home, supported by care staff.

But planning officers recommended the scheme be refused on the grounds of parking.

Several members of the public had also objected.

Acting on behalf of Ms Greatwich, Ben Greenaway, a planning consultant, said the application was supported by a transport statement which was prepared by HJV Transport Limited. This said that the home would not expect more than two vehicles to be parked outside.

However, an objection by a Mr B Roberts said: "The letter prepared had attempted to redress these issues by making what I see as a series of hopes. They hope the care staff etc will be recruited locally therefore arriving for work on foot or bike, or use the Smithfield car park. The parking issue has not physically changed."

The decision by Shropshire Council, issued on January 30, reads: "Due to the location of the property which fronts onto Temeside, there is insufficient room within the curtilage for vehicles to park and therefore it would be likely to result in the parking of vehicles on Temeside Ludlow.

"Having regard to the lack of parking for facilities within the curtilage of the site, it is considered that if the proposal to be approved it would be likely to result in the loading and unloading of vehicles using the highway.

"Despite the council wanting to work with the applicant in a positive and proactive manner as required in the national planning policy framework paragraph 38, it has not been possible to reach an agreed solution."