Day: 3 July 2014

You have only a short while left to tell Shropshire Council your opinion of its services. Shropshire Council is conducting a survey of residents’ opinions and perceptions of its work in the county. This is a tracker survey, just eight questions long. You are asked how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the way Shropshire Council runs things, and whether the council provides value for money. Subsequent surveys will repeat the questions to monitor the council’s performance. Closes 4 July. Take part here…

In December 2011, Shropshire Council renewed outline planning permission for 94 dwellings on the old brickworks site on the Fishmore Road. The permission also allowed continued use as a coach depot (it used to be Whittles bus depot). Even though I think that 94 houses is far too many for this site, it has been a continual frustration that green fields outside Ludlow are threatened by housing development while this brownfield site remains empty. Now Whittles has put in for outline planning permission for the bus depot (14/02846/OUT). The only detail given is that the site might accommodate an indicative 20 houses. So there’s not much to go on. The original planning permission is shaded green The new proposal shaded red The main issue with this proposal is likely to be traffic. If this planning permission is granted, we could see around 115 houses on the site in total. That’s a lot of houses for a small site and the traffic will create pressure on the junction of Fishmore Road, New Road and Corve Street. We need to be reassured that the sewers can cope. We also need to be satisfied that rainwater will not rush off this site to…

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