Archive for July, 2016

Much Wenlock A4169 HGV traffic signals

After extensive consultation in January 2016, the long-awaited HGV interactive traffic signal scheme for the A4169 New Road / Sheinton Street / The Crescent will start in 1st August.

The works will include the installation of permanent two-way traffic signals, with selective vehicle detection for HGVs and buses. Two informal crossing points, and signing and lining works, are also included. The crossing points will probably be marked in red, rather than the green in the illustration.

The work is expected to last for four weeks. Traffic management shall be used with temporary multi-way signals and lane closures. There will be no road closures. The works will be carried out by Dynniq and supervised by Mouchel on behalf of Shropshire Council.

Fullscreen capture 23-Jul-16 123230 PMThe plan can be seen in PDF format here.

Affordable housing

A planning application for affordable housing – a key aspect of Much Wenlock’s nationally-acclaimed Neighbourhood Development Plan – has now been submitted by Shropshire Housing Group.

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Further consultation Spring 2013

The Group owns and manages 4,500 homes in Shropshire and Herefordshire. Details of the proposals on land at Callaughton lane, near to Oakfield Park, may be found on Shropshire Council’s website using the planning application number 16/02910/FUL. You can also examine the paper plans at Shropshire Council’s office at Stanley Lane Bridgnorth or by arrangement at Much Wenlock library.

Callaughton lane affordable housing scheme site layout

Site layout

If you have a view – in support or objection – submit it to Shropshire Council as soon as possible:

The Town Council, will also be considering the application at its meeting on Thursday 28th July. They will be interested in any written views that you wish to give before making its own comments to Shropshire Council. You may be able to speak at the Town Council meeting providing you make a request a few days before the meeting. You can contact Much Wenlock Town Council at the Corn Exchange, 62 High Street, Much Wenlock TF13 6AE T 01952 727509 E

Pinefield – 40 High Street, Much Wenlock


I wrote in August and October about this house. Then it was hoped that sympathetic development of part of the garden might result in sufficient money being generated to put the Grade II listed Pinefield into good order. Unfortunately the proposal was unsatisfactory and there has been no apparent progress since then.

Shropshire Council has now served a “Section 215” notice on the owners. This sets out the minimum works required to bring the property back to a reasonable standard and which will rectify the “adverse effects the property is having on the amenity of the neighbourhood”. The specified works include removing vegetation from the building, repairing windows, doors, gutters and roof tiles and dealing with pointing and with the cracks in the render. At the time of writing this, a copy of the notice is fixed to the building.Pinefield

The notice requires the works be completed within six months. Hopefully, serving the notice will result in a positive transformation in the property’s integrity and appearance. Ideally, bringing it back into habitation will secure its future.

Waiting restrictions in Much Wenlock (2)

The recent consultation about parking restrictions, and loading and Blue Badge bays, attracted several comments. Some were supportive and a number provided constructive comments about how the proposals might be improved. With that in mind, some of the proposals are to be amended and further consultation will take place – probably during August.

436 bus turning round at Queen Street, Much Wenlock, 5th July 2016

Queen Street Much Wenlock

Look out for further information in the library, at the Town Council and on Shropshire Council’s website. I will again deliver a letter to properties and businesses directly affected in these streets when the consultation period starts.

Residents’ survey

Whilst there’s lots going on in the national political arena, I haven’t lost sight of the need to ensure that I’m working for you in Much Wenlock – and other communities in my division – to the best of my ability. I’m therefore distributing a Residents’ Survey to your door over the next week or two and I look forward to receiving your comments. As ever, I will read them all and act on them. If you don’t receive a survey you can read it, along with my introduction, here.

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To complete the survey, you can download it here. Once complete, you can either email it to me, post it to LCCA, 54 Broad Street, Ludlow SY8 1GP, or drop it off at either one of these popular local shops:

Mrs P’s, 57 High Street, Much Wenlock

Downes, 49A High St, Broseley


David Turner

Woodhouse Farm
Much Wenlock
TF13 6NZ

01952 728802
Shropshire Council
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