Third time lucky for Stone House? New plans for 44 retirement apartments submitted but are they right for Ludlow? – updated

Update 25 June 2016

This application will be considered by the South Planning Committee on 19 July.

Main article 19 May 2016

It’s taking some time to get this application right. This often happens in significant planning applications and my view is that it is always worth taking the time to get an application right. Housing built today will still be around in a hundred years’ time and we need to get it right.

The first application for this site didn’t find favour with planners and conservations. It was revised but still failed to convince the town council, neighbours and myself. Now we have a third scheme. The application is for 44 retirement apartments and conversion of the stable block into four one bed affordable flats (16/02033/FUL).

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Update… The planning application for new housing at Stone House has been withdrawn

The outstanding application to build 25 houses at the former council office site on Corve Street has been withdrawn (15/05509/FUL). The plans had met heavy opposition from conservationists, the town council and residents. I made it clear I could not support the scheme as proposed.

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Sandpits Road maisonettes to be demolished to make way for homes for the elderly – a scheme Ludlow will be proud of

South Shropshire Housing association has announced plans to demolish the maisonettes on Sandpits Road. The block will be replaced with four two-bed bungalows and 22 apartments (10 two-bed and 12 one-bed). The new homes will be provided as affordable rented properties solely for the use of frail and elderly people on the Council Housing Register.

Beech Gardens[1] is an excellent scheme. The town is very much in need of sheltered accommodation like this. Along with councillors Tracey Huffer and Viv Parry, I fully support the scheme.[2] The town council’s representational committee has also given its support. Continue reading “Sandpits Road maisonettes to be demolished to make way for homes for the elderly – a scheme Ludlow will be proud of”