23rd January 2017
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 After many years of generating power for the grid it is obsolete.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…
12th July 2016
I wrote in August and October about this house. Then it was hoped that sympathetic development of part of the garden might result in sufficient money being generated to put the Grade II listed Pinefield into good order. Unfortunately the proposal was unsatisfactory and there has been no apparent progress since then. Shropshire Council has now served a “Section…
1st October 2015
As I forecast in August, a planning application has now been submitted for the erection “of four detached dwellings; creation of vehicular access and estate road to include works to, and felling of, trees” at the rear of this property. The reference number is 15/02563/FUL and details may be found on Shropshire Council’s website.
1st August 2015
This house, which has been unoccupied for many years, has been the subject of much concern. Grade II listed, it was once occupied by the distinguished author Rev. D.H.S. Cranage*, curate of Holy Trinity Church, Much Wenlock. I have been pursuing this over the past couple of years and, at last, it seems that a…