Archive for Month: September 2017

  • Darwin Place

    Many months ago, local residents in Southfield Road encountered disturbance from residents of the neighbouring Darwin Place. Darwin Place is a small residential home for adults with learning disabilities or autistic spectrum disorders. Following a couple of meetings I had with local residents and the management from Swanton Care, which manages this facility, actions were…

  • Ironbridge Power Station (3)

    I wrote in January and in May this year about the closure of Ironbridge Power Station. Plans are already underway for demolition of “conveyors 6 and 7 and associated structures” this autumn. At the end of last week Shropshire Council posted an application for the demolition of: “Zone 1 – four, natural draft, hyperbolic cooling…

  • More housing in Much Wenlock?

    The Shropshire Local Plan currently comprises the Core Strategy (adopted 2011) and the Site Allocations and Management of Development (SAMDev) Plan (adopted 2015), together with the adopted Neighbourhood Plans for Much Wenlock and Shifnal. These documents set out proposals for the use of land and policies to guide future development in order to help to…

  • Swan & Falcon Inn – soon to be The Huntsman and the Whipper Inn?

    The site next to the former Swan & Falcon Inn, more recently Barclays Bank, was the scene of a well-behaved demonstration in February 2010. The developer of the Falcons Court houses had partially constructed a house fronting the High Street, faced with unapproved bricks and larger than the planning consent granted. The Shropshire Star reported that,…

  • Litter pick in Much Wenlock

    Today saw a resumption of our regular litter pick sessions around Much Wenlock after a summer break. I think we had a record turn-out, which is gratifying. Volunteers equipped with bags and grab sticks headed off in different directions at 10am, returning two hours later with bags full of rubbish of all kinds. Unusually, the…