Day: 15 July 2014

Update 14 November 2015 Planning permission has now been given to convert the former engine shed into two apartments (14/03102/FUL). The applicant had initially applied for three apartments. Planning officers comment: “This [reduction] has enabled the internal layout, particularly on the ground floor to be kept to larger rooms to create a more open feel, which would have been a characteristic of the engine shed. Further it enables the main living area to fully benefit from the large glazed openings in the front elevation, improving the internal living conditions of the rooms.” The engine shed is not a listed building but due to the “relatively unique character of the building” officers have removed permitted development rights, which would otherwise allow future owners to change the roofline or add extensions without planning permission. Update 8 July 2015 Outline planning permission has now been given for 20 houses and six apartments on the Shropshire Building Supplies site (14/03091/OUT). I am in favour of this development but disappointed that it does not include a mini-roundabout to slow traffic and increase safety at the site’s entrance onto New Road. Planners say there is no room for a roundabout but I rather feel one could…

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