Day: February 22, 2015

Foldgate Lane housing decision delayed by Highways Agency concern over A49 access

Back in November, developers submitted plans for 137 houses off Foldgate Lane. Now the Highways Agency has said Shropshire Council can’t make a decision on the plans until the agency is satisfied that the proposed T-junction on the A49 is viable and safe. This could be a major stumbling block for the developers. Archaeologists have also discovered an undated enclosure on the site.

Housing off Bromfield Road – how to take part in the planning appeal

The deadline for new or additional written representations is 9 March 2015. Tesni Properties has appealed the decision by Shropshire councillors to turn down a planning application for 215 homes off Bromfield Road and the A49 (13/03862/OUT). A three day planning inquiry will be held in the spring or summer (APP/L3245/W/14/3001117). This post is for people interested in the planning appeal, whether they plan to take part, make their case in writing or just follow the process. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

The Co-op says proposed Rocks Green supermarket will damage Ludlow town centre

In its objection to the proposed Rocks Green supermarket, the Midcounties Co-op (which trades at Harry Tuffins) says that there is no case for a new store (14/05573/OUT). If the 25,000 sq ft store was built, it would create more damage to trading and tourism in Ludlow than the supermarket’s proponents are suggesting. Only 40 full time equivalent new jobs will be created, the Co-op claims, not around 90 as suggested by the developer’s consultants, Indigo Planning. Noting that Ludlow already has sufficient retail capacity to capture 86% of convenience expenditure in the local area, the Co-op says there is no capacity for another store, let alone one of this size: There is no requirement for a new supermarket in this location either on a quantative or qualitative basis as there is insufficient expenditure for a store of this size. Consequently, if the proposal went ahead it is inevitable that…

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