Day: October 5, 2014

Approve this application or face substantial appeal costs. That’s the message from the planning agents trying to get approval for 215 homes off Bromfield Road. I am angry that the developer is trying to force this application through using heavy handed tactics and without engagement with the public. The previous plans were thrown out by Shropshire Council’s South Planning Committee on 22 July 2014. Now the developer has resubmitted near identical plans (14/04455/OUT) at the same time warning that the original plans will be appealed to the planning inspectorate. That gives Tesni Properties Ltd a twin-track approach to getting the development approved. This approach to pushing developments through against local wishes is getting quite common.

You will not have seen this plan of Ludlow before. I’ve put it together out of two very different planning documents. Much of this housing development is not due to happen soon and some may never happen, except you can’t ever say never in planning. The two documents I have used are SAMDev, which allocates development sites to 2026, and the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA), which assesses sites with potential for development for homes. More details of the Ludlow area sites are in this document: Ludlow development sites identified in SAMDev and SHLAA. The crucial difference between SAMDev and SHLAA is that SAMDev allocates agreed sites for development. The SHLAA is lists sites that Shropshire Council has assessed as suitable for development, both for SAMDev and for the longer term. ‘Longer term’ in this context means after 2026 when SAMDev ends, but sites could be brought forward if…

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