Category: Planning

  • Development in Much Wenlock – next steps

    In the past couple of days Shropshire Council has released a document in its Shropshire Local Plan Review entitled “Preferred Scale and Distribution of Development Consultation Response Summary“. As summaries goes, it’s fairly lengthy at 18 pages. Shropshire Council undertook an eight week “Preferred Scale and Distribution of Development Consultation” at the end of last year which sought views from…

  • Pinefield – 40 High Street, Much Wenlock

    Although there is no sign of progress following the planning consent granted for three houses on its back land, Shropshire Council officers continue to keep a close eye on this property. More boarding  of the windows was necessary a few weeks ago in the interests of safety. Discussion between the  owners, developers and the Council continues,…

  • Callaughtons Ash, Much Wenlock – local homes for local people

    Last month I wrote that over 100 applicants applied for the ten new affordable homes for rent at Callaughtons Ash. 63 applicants returned “Local Connection” forms to South Shropshire Housing  Association, and 27 households were found to have a sufficiently strong connection with Much Wenlock to automatically qualify for one of these properties. Inevitably, 17 householders…

  • Callaughtons Ash – local homes for local people (March 2018)

    The latest news is that 102 bids were received for the ten properties for rent at Callaughtons Ash. “Local Connection” forms have been sent out to all applicants and returned, and South Shropshire Housing Association (SSHA) are now verifying them. The plan is that, by the end of March, offers will be made and pre-tenancy…

  • Public consultation on new houses in Much Wenlock

    As part of its Local Plan Review, Shropshire Council is now consulting on the preferred scale and distribution of development – how many houses and where they might be built. “Local” in this context means Shropshire. I wrote in September and October on this topic. I’ll remind you that the County’s approach is that there should be a further 150…

  • Pinefield – planning application approved

    I wrote about the planning application at the end of August but, in brief it is for “Erection of one dwelling with garage; repair to outbuilding; erection of one pair of semi-detached dwellings with attached 3-bay garage” – so, three dwellings proposed on the back land of this derelict property. Yesterday, Shropshire Council’s South Planning Committee members…

  • Housing growth in Shropshire – and Much Wenlock

    On 18th October Shropshire Council’s Cabinet will consider a consultation on the preferred scale of housing and employment development in Shropshire during the period to 2036 for the “Local Plan Review”. The consultation also looks at the preferred distribution of this growth around the county. The preferred option is housing growth of 28,750 over the…

  • Pinefield – 40 High Street, Much Wenlock

    I wrote in August about the Listed Building Application, which largely dealt with refurbishing the exterior of this listed historic property, being granted consent. The associated Planning Application for three houses on the back land is outside the town’s Conservation Area. It has been under consideration for some time, with comments being received from a number…

  • 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…