Category: Planning

  • Pinefield – 40 High Street, Much Wenlock

    On 9th March I wrote here about a listed building application that had been lodged with Shropshire Council. I described myself as being “cautiously pleased” to see the application which aimed to carry out repairs, reinstatements and minor alterations to the historic Pinefield. I was cautious because I hadn’t seen the associated planning application for…

  • Pinefield – 40 High Street, Much Wenlock

    I have written about this site previously – in August 2015, October 2015 and July 2016, when a Section 215 notice was served by Shropshire Council. This required the owners to carry out urgent works to the building to make it safe. This followed much local concern about the integrity of this important and high-profile Grade II…

  • 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 After many years of generating power for the grid it is obsolete.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…

  • Pinefield – 40 High Street, Much Wenlock

      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…

  • Pinefield – 40 High Street

    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.

  • Pinefield – 40 High Street, Much Wenlock

    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…