A PLANNING application for five new homes on a former mushroom farm in Much Birch has been submitted.

The applicant, Mr Gary Thorne of Much Birch Garage, wants outline planning permission for the five detached homes with garages and access on to the A49.

Current access to the proposed site is via a lane, 500m past the village's Axe and Cleaver Inn, going south towards Ross-on-Wye.