Day: 29 June 2017

After today’s decision, it’s fine to live in rural Shropshire unless you are pregnant

Tracey Huffer, Shropshire Councillor for Ludlow East and a practising nurse, responds to the decision today by SaTH to close the rural midwifery-led maternity units at Ludlow, Oswestry and Bridgnorth for up to 24 weeks. “This is disgraceful. This is disgusting. “If Ludlow and the other rural maternity units are closed for nearly six months, they will never reopen.

Poyner Close – affordable bungalow plans scrapped by housing group for open market bungalow

This is quite a surprising change. In March, Shropshire Housing Group (SHG) submitted an application for two social housing bungalows on Poyner Close, off Gravel Hill in Ludlow. These proposals received 14 objections, including from Ludlow Town Council. Now, SHG – a social housing supplier – has rescinded the plans for the social bungalows, replacing them with a single bungalow for sale on the open market (17/01372/FUL).

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