Plans have been submitted to build four new homes on land near Welwyn Garden City.

The application would see the erection of four dwellings with associated access, parking and landscaping, on land in Lemsford adjacent to the Great North Road and A1(M).

"The proposed dwellings would all provide four-bedroom accommodation," a planning statement reads.

"The proposal would provide two pairs of two-storey, semi-detached dwellings with gable ends.

"Both pairs of semi-detached dwellings would constitute an extension to the existing stretch of linear development to the south on the Great North Road, being of comparable orientation and building lines.

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"Each property is designed with private external amenity areas, providing front and rear gardens, as well as three private off-street parking spaces per dwelling.

"The proposal would introduce a new access to the north of the existing access to the stable yard."

An approximately 62sqm stable block currently stands on the land, and "has the benefit of planning permission to be converted to a single dwelling".

Although the land is part of the Green Belt, the planning application states that: "The proposal is for limited infill within a village and would therefore represent a not inappropriate form of development in the Green Belt."