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Residential Planning Applications

Telford & Wrekin Council has adopted a Householder Local Development Order (LDO) across the borough. This means that some alterations no longer need planning consent.

If your proposal involves any of the following you may be able to benefit from the new fast track process:

  • Single storey/first floor/two storey rear or side extension
  • A porch
  • Thermal cladding
  • Dropped kerb

If your proposal complies with the criteria set out in the LDO you will need to apply for a certificate of compliance. At the same time you can also apply for either your building regulations or your highways application for a dropped kerb (S184). These are joint applications and you no longer need to apply separately.

With the new LDO there will be a faster process, taking no longer than 2 weeks to determine the application at a reduced fee of £150. In addition, you are guaranteed approval if your proposal meets the LDO criteria. Separate charges and timescales apply for building regulations and dropped kerb applications.

The LDO guidance and frequently asked questions documents provide more information about these changes.

The following types of properties are not included in the LDO scheme:

a. land, properties and buildings in a Conservation Area and its Identified Exclusion Zone as shown on plans attached at Schedule 5

b. land, properties and buildings in the World Heritage Site and its Identified Exclusion Zone as shown Schedule 5.

c. listed Buildings and development within its curtilage

d. a flat or a House in Multiple Occupation

e. properties within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

f. properties within a Site of Special Scientific Interest

g. properties within Historic Parks and Gardens

h. Local Interest Buildings

i. land, property or buildings where permitted development rights have been removed

Many properties in the Parish, especially in Lawley and The Rock, do not qualify for the new scheme as they fall under section (i) above.

Please check the LDO Guidance or contact Telford & Wrekin Planning Team on 01952 380380 or at planning.control@telford.gov.uk first to make sure your home meets the criteria of the LDO before you apply.

MARCH Planning Applications

The following applications have been received:

TWC/2017/0199 8 Stoney Fold, Lawley  Erection of a single storey side and rear extension

TWC/2017/0196  Land off Park Road, Malinslee  Variation of conditions of TWC/2015/0177 to allow for phasing of occupation

TWC/2017/0208 Footbridge to Telford Central Railway station  Amendment to TWC/2016/0641 to omit pedestrian access ramp and supporting earthworks and to amend the design of remaining ramps, staircases and supporting structures

TWC/2017/0230 16 Lower Wood, The Rock Erection of a two storey side extension and a single storey rear extension

TWC/2017/0228 45 Damson Drive, The Rock Change of use from open space to private garden space and erection of a 2m high boundary fence

Further details can be found by entering the full reference number into the link to Telford & Wrekin Council’s Planning website on our main Planning page.

Highlighting the work of the PET Team

In order to highlight the huge amount of work being carried out by the Parish Environmental Team they will be displaying the board shown above in the areas they are working.

If you see them out and about why not go and say hello and ask them about the work they are doing around the Parish

PET Work week commencing 6th March

Work was completed in the following areas:

  • Footpath edged on Calerdonian Way
  • Fallen pine tree removed from Caledonian Way
  • Cleared grass and sprayed flowerbeds on Tom Morgan Gardens
  • Fallen tree removed from the footpath on Colliers Way
  • Broken glass removed from the footpath on Mossey Green Way
  • Litter picked from the footpath and ditch on Arleston Lane
  • Broken glass removed from the footpath on Dawley Road by the Motorway Bridge
  • Additional dog-fouling signs placed in the area around Arleston Lane and the footbridge to Lawley Village
  • The Clock Tower bed on Lawley Village Green weeded and bark raked
  • Mud scraped off the path by Lawley Gate footbridge
  • Mud scraped from the footpath and ruts filled on the grass verge on Arleston Lane
  • Leaves cleared from the path at Bartholomew Road
  • Mud scraped from the footpath by Newdale Pool
  • Leaves blown from the path at the St Helier’s end of West Centre Way footbridge
  • Pruned the hedge at the St Heliers end of the West Centre Way footbridge and removed collapsed fencing