West Ella Holdings has applied to build a pair of semi-detached houses on Friars Walk, between St Laurence’s School and the Bishop Mascall Centre (16/05602/FUL).
The houses will have pedestrian access only, with no car parking provided. Shropshire Council’s heritage team are insisting that archaeological investigations take place before the development is granted planning permission.
In its pre-application advice, Shropshire Council’s conservation team has suggested that only one house be built on this site.
I am not sure what to think of this one. Generally, I am in favour of a degree of backland development in the town centre. People living here will not need cars but they are very likely to have them. That means more cars parked in the limited spaces on our streets but another two or three cars won’t make a huge difference to current parking problems.
I can’t really see any reason for turning this down. Let me know your views.