Affordable housing

The planning application for affordable housing – a key aspect of Much Wenlock’s nationally-acclaimed Neighbourhood Development Plan – on land at Callaughton lane, near to Oakfield Park, was approved on 11th October. Shropshire Council’s South Planning Committee heard speakers (including me) for and against the proposal, and the Committee then voted unanimously in favour of the application. In accordance with Shropshire Council’s protocol and as the Local Member, I left the room whilst Committee members debated the application’s merits and I did not take part in the vote.

I understand that construction is expected to start in February 2017 with SJ Roberts Construction and Lowfield Timber Frames as the principal contractors. I believe that, in due course, they will be advertising locally for tradesmen and suppliers.

The housing is for local people and the Local Lettings Plan will be finalised shortly. In the meantime those who are interested in these properties would do well to ensure that their current details are registered with Shropshire HomePoint which manages the Shropshire Housing Register, also known as the Housing Waiting List. If you’re interested in the shared equity properties, contact Maggie Davis, or customer services at Shropshire Housing Group on 0300 303 1190.