Planners backing Telford homes plan

By Dominic Robertson | Telford | Property | Published:

Planners are recommending councillors give the green light to outline proposals for ten new homes in Telford.

The proposal, which will be considered by Telford & Wrekin Council's planning department, is to build the homes in the land surrounding Apley Home Farm, Telford.

The plans suggest using the gated access off Apley Castle to get in to the development. Apley Castle was a moated, fortified manor house.

In 2014 an application for 37 homes on the site was refused.

The council says it has conducted three rounds of consultation with neighbours over the proposal, in 2015, 2017, and this year.

In response to the most recent consultation eight letters of objection were received, along with one letter of support.


Hadley Parish Council has also objected to the plans, citing a number of reasons, including concerns over the access.

Despite that, Telford & Wrekin Council's highways department has said it supports the proposals, subject to detail on the access and parking, as well as a £2,000 contribution for putting in parking restrictions.


A report, to be considered by councillors, states: "It is acknowledged that Apley Castle is well used for parking (local schools/PRH) however the amount of additional traffic to be generated by the proposed development would not be considered so significant as to significantly harm highway safety."

The report's conclusion adds: "Officers consider that the proposed 10 dwellings could be accommodated on site without resulting in any over-development."

A decision on the plans will be taken at Telford & Wrekin Council's planning committee meeting on Wednesday, January 9.


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