Supermarket proposal for Rocks Green – the draft plans

With thanks for Simon Hoare of Community Connect, I am now able to post the outline plans for the proposed supermarket and petrol station. These are the plans that were on show at the exhibition at the Rockspring Centre earlier in the month.

Supermarket_planDraft site plan for a supermarket and petrol station

These are early plans and may well be changed before being submitted to Shropshire Council for planning approval. The full material from the exhibition is in PDF files you can access from the links below:

Community Connect Ludlow Pop up banners
Community Connect Rocksgreen2 Masterplan

There is no doubt this supermarket is controversial. As a member of the South Planning Committee, I will not be taking a view on the proposals until they are presented to the committee. But, as always, I am keen to hear your views. Why not post them in the comments box below?

Ludlow supermarket hopeful to hold exhibition on 4/5 July

A date for your diary. Community Connect, which is fronting proposals for an out-of-town supermarket at Rocks Green, Ludlow, is holding a drop-in session and exhibition on 4 July and 5 July at the Rockspring Community Centre.

Here’s the letter they have sent to town residents:

18th June 2014

Re – proposed new supermarket and petrol station at Rocks Green, Ludlow

Our client, Blackfriars Developments Ltd, is working on a planning proposal that would see a new supermarket and petrol station developed on land commonly called Dun Cow at Rocks Green, Ludlow off the A49. The store would create in the region of 250 new local jobs, increase choice and competition for local people and strengthen Ludlow’s role as a retail destination. We believe that there are significant benefits to the local economy as a result of this proposal.

Before a planning application is submitted to Shropshire Council we want to discuss the proposal with local stakeholders and the community. To that end. we are holding a pre-submission planning consultation to set out the plans and answer your questions.

The consultation takes place:

Where?: Rockspring Community Centre (Main Hall), Sandford Road, Ludlow, SY8 1SX.

When?: Friday 4th July from 10.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday 5th July from 10.00am – 3.00pm

Members of the development team will be on hand to discuss the proposal with you.

It is a very informal event so please feel free to visit whenever you can.

We look forward to meeting you. In the meantime, if you have any questions please

Contact me on 01993 869294 or

Yours sincerely,


Managing Director

Here are plans that were on show at the exhibition