Seven months after it was submitted, a planning application to delete plans for a footbridge over the Corve to Fishmore View has been formally approved. I don’t know what the delay was as we have known of the decision since the end of January. But it is good to have it confirmed in writing.
The officer report accompanying the decision gives full support to dropping the footbridge from the plans (16/04545/VAR). It questions the reasoning applied by the planning inspector who approved the housing scheme and is critical of his failure to consider the scale and visual impact of the bridge.
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Nine homes are currently being built just off Bromfield Road at the top of Felton Close. Now the developer wants to add two more houses (17/01540/FUL). Although we need more houses of this type, the proposal removes an open space and makes the overall development rather cramped.
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Shropshire Council has granted permission for the demolition and redevelopment of the One Stop building at 9 Tower Street, Ludlow. The building also houses the town’s main post office. The replacement building will probably house a café or restaurant on the ground floor with ten apartments above.
There is no doubt that this site needs something doing with it. It is possibly the ugliest building in Ludlow town centre. But I am concerned that we are losing a second convenience store in the main shopping area. I am even more worried about the future of the post office.
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Tracey Huffer, councillor for Ludlow East, is welcoming an application by Ludlow Town Council for a tree protection order on three trees on a green between Sidney Road and Charlton Rise in Ludlow. She is also asking for information about the planting of the trees, which are believed to have been paid for by local residents.
Last October, one of the trees on the green was cut down without notice by Shropshire Housing Group (SHG). A second tree was saved after intervention by Tracey and the councillor for Ludlow North, Andy Boddington. At the time, SHG said its aim was to reduce maintenance costs to its tenants on Sidney Road. Now it has submitted proposals to cut down a second tree and build seven bungalows on the green space.
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Yesterday, I reported plans by Shropshire Housing Group (SHG) to build bungalows on the green between Charlton Rise and Sidney Road. This article brings news that SHG has also submitted plans to build bungalows behind Houseman Crescent and on a green at the end of Poyner Road.
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