PLANS to demolish an existing house and garage in Moreton to make way for three new homes have been refused.

Cotswold District Council's planning committee threw out the plans for Sunlock, Evenlode Road, at its meeting on June 11.

Members went against the officer's recommendation for approval on the grounds of over development, excessive scale, cramped appearance and felt it was out of character with the area and had a lack of amenity space.

The plans had attracted six letters of objection and one in support along with strong opposition from the town council.