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22/01/2020

1,000-home plan submitted for Shropshire power station site

Words: Laura Edgar
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Plans to redevelop the Ironbridge power station site in Telford by building up to 1,000 homes and a retirement village have been submitted to Shropshire Council.

Part of the application for this development falls within the Telford and Wrekin area and the applicant, Harworth Group plc, has also lodged the application with Telford and Wrekin Council.

The plans also include employment land comprising a number of uses: allotments, sports pitches, a railway link, leisure uses, primary/nursery school, a park-and-ride facility, walking and cycling routes, and associated landscaping, drainage and infrastructure works.

Harworth Group submitted a second application concerning land south of the Sand Quarry to unitary authority Shropshire Council. This part of the site was last used as agricultural land and as a former storage area for coal, biofuel and PFA.

The application is for the phased extraction and processing of sand and gravel, including the building of a processing planning and ancillary infrastructure.

The applications can be found on Shropshire Council’s website: up to 1,000 homes and phased extraction.

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