Archive for Month: September 2018

  • Ironbridge Power Station workshop

    Today saw around 50 stakeholders take part in a well-organised  workshop session at the Power Station. This was hosted by Harworth Group, who are the new owners of the site. Attendees included Shropshire Councillors Claire Wild (Severn Valley), Simon Harris (Broseley) and me along with others from Telford & Wrekin Council inclduing Cllr Nicola Lowery…

  • Ironbridge Power Station development

    Harworth Group plc acquired this 350-acre site in June. Although not in my Much Wenlock patch, the demolition works, redevelopment and ultimate use are likely to have an impact on our community and local infrastructure. Last year I wrote about the safeguards required during the demolition phase, part of which is already underway. Harworth intends…

  • Shadwell Quarry – solutions must be found

    I recently met with the police to discuss concerns about the widespread use of the quarry for a variety of illicit activities, all conducted despite the efforts of the landowners. The owners, Shropshire Council’s Emergency Planning Unit, and the RNLI were also present. Initiatives to deter invaders were discussed and Shropshire Council placed an immediate…