Archive for Month: January 2017

  • Ironbridge Power Station (1)

    Ironbridge Power Station has closed and it is now being decommissioned. After many years of generating power for the grid it is obsolete. The owner, Uniper, will now try to extract the company to its best advantage. Meanwhile the host community has to fight its corner. It sits – just – within Shropshire Council and is its single…

  • Flood attenuation ponds construction

    The excavation of the flood attenuation ponds at The Shylte (Stretton Road) and The Sytche are progressing well after the Christmas break. Before Christmas there were some issues with mud on the road and, as a result of my intervention, the road was reswept on 23rd December. The contractor has installed further wheel washes at…

  • Voter registration

    Voting is your democratic right as a citizen of the UK. Local elections for town and parish councils and for Shropshire Council take place on 4th May. You may vote only if you are on the electoral register. Individual voter registration means that it is no longer the responsibility of the “head of the household”…

  • Planning – Shropshire Local Plan Review

    As part of the Inspector’s Examination of the Site Allocations and Management of Development (SAMDev) Plan, Shropshire Council committed to an early partial review of its Local Plan, extending the plan period from 2026 to 2036. Strategic options include: Housing Requirement Strategic distribution of future growth Strategies for employment growth Delivering development in rural settlements…