Category: Planning

  • 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,…

  • Pinefield – 40 High Street, Much Wenlock

    I last wrote about this property in March of this year when a planning application and a listed building application had been submitted simultaneously. The planning application is described as “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…

  • 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…

  • Ironbridge Power Station (2)

    I wrote recently about the closure of Ironbridge Power Station. A number of stakeholders met in February to discuss the future of the site with the owners, Uniper. I was among them, given the proximity of the site to Much Wenlock. Also present was Ironbridge representative, Telford & Wrekin’s Cllr Nicola Lowery, and Shropshire Cllr…

  • Swan & Falcon Inn

      The Swan & Falcon Inn, more recently occupied by Barclays Bank, has been empty for some months. There has been much local concern since planning enforcement action resulted in a neighbouring part-built property at 26 Falcons Court in Much Wenlock’s High street being demolished some years ago. An appeal to the planning inspector to…

  • 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…