Archive for Month: July 2017

  • Local homes for local people in Much Wenlock

    The development off the Callaughton lane in Much Wenlock is proceeding apace and is on schedule for completion in the spring of 2018. There seems to be uncertainty in some quarters about the eligibility of local people for these new homes. The Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan 2013-26 provides for meeting the affordable housing needs of…

  • At night Much Wenlock’s streets are full and the car parks are nearly empty*

    Shropshire Council’s consultation setting out its car parking proposals is divided into four parts. The second one deals with the tariff framework for: Weekly tickets Season tickets Residents’ off-street permits Coach & HGV parking Probably the most interesting aspect of the second consultation is the proposal to make residents’ off-street car parking permits available in Much…

  • Will increased charges make under-used car parks in Much Wenlock more popular?*

    I don’t think so. Shropshire Council’s consultation setting out its car parking proposals is divided into four parts. The first one deals with: Linear charging Pricing bands Unrestricted parking Evening parking Loading bays “Pop & Shop” parking, and Raven Meadows opening hours I mentioned the impact of linear charging in my first article on this consultation.…

  • Car parking proposed charges – bad news for Much Wenlock?*

    Much Wenlock is a charming town, loved by residents and visitors alike. But, like many such places, the motor car is a blessing and a curse. With limited public transport available, cars and coaches are the principal means of visiting the town. Before the development of Telford new town and the growth of commuting to…