All posts by Helen Barker

PET WORKS COMPLETED WEEK COMMENCING 2ND JULY

Work was completed in the following areas:

  • removed a broken fence post from the footpath by the BT office on Old Office Road
  • cut back brambles from the Wrekin Way footpath at Arleston Lane
  • removed an abandoned shopping trolley from Old Park pond
  • litter picked in the Community Garden
  • swept up broken glass from the path at Arleston Lane
  • litter picked in the layby on West Centre Way
  • replaced the missing lock from the gate at Lawley Playing Field
  • pruned the sight line on the corner of Glendale and Village Drive and cut back low branches from the circle by the bench
  • cut brambles back from the Public Right of Way to the rear of Martingale Way
  • cut back brambled from the Public Rights of Way between the Rock and Newdale
  • pruned branches and ferns back from the Public Right of Way between Rock Road and Grove Road
  • cut back overhang from the footpath outside the Linden Centre in Overdale
  • cut back overhanging brambles from the footpath from Marlborough Way to the traffic lights at Overdale
  • removed fly tipped garden waste and branches from Old Office Road footpath
  • watered in the Community Garden
  • sprayed around the handrail and entrance to the bridleway on Rock Road
  • sprayed weeds on the hardstanding at the circle on Glendale
  • pruned low branches from the corner on Rock Road to improve the sight line
  • pruned around the steps on the green space at Acer Close
  • removed an abandoned shopping trolley from Bellpit Open Space
  • pruned low branches from the footpath at Pepper Mill
  • mowed the path edges and cut back brambles on Wrekin Trundle
  • Mowed around the entrance to the bridleway off West Centre Way
  • mowed the grass area next to the car park at Princes End
  • mowed the path edges on the Public Right of Way at the rear of Newdale School
  • cut back overgrown cotoneaster at Old Park green space
  • cut back overhang and brambles from the footpath by the footbridge on Old Park Way
  • pruned low tree branches back from the footpath on West Centre Way
  • weeded and sprayed around the bus stop on Glendale by the shop
  • watered the raised beds at the Community Garden
  • removed stolen building materials dumped on Ironbridge Way and returned to the building site off Lawley Drive
  • pruned low branches back from the Dawley Road footpath and around the 50mph road sign
  • cut back brambles form the edge of the pond at Lawley Village Green
  • weeded around the Clock Tower at the Village Green
  • pruned low tree branches from the entrance to Clips Moor
  • returned a stolen wheelbarrow from the Newdale stretch of Ironbridge Way to the building site off the motorway island
  • pruned low cherry tree branches at St Helier
  • removed nettles from the steps at Princes End Play Area and cut back overhang from around the play equipment
  • cut back low branches from the West Centre Way cycle path
  • cut back low branches from the path edge at Park Road and Cemetery Road
  • cut back brambles blocking the path at Hill Fold
  • reported faulty traffic lights on Glendale

PET WORKS COMPLETED WEEK COMMENCING 25TH JUNE

Work was completed in the following areas:

  • sprayed weeds along the wall on Old Office Road
  • sprayed the path edges on Wrekin Trundle
  • sprayed weeds on the motorway bridge at Arleston Lane
  • sprayed the weeds on the footbridge from Wrekin Way to Arleston Lane
  • replaced the damaged lock on the play area at Overdale
  • pruned low branches around Old Park pond
  • sprayed weeds around the car park at Princes End
  • sprayed weeds on the path from Bartholomew Road to Lawley Village Green
  • swept glass from the path at Arleston Lane
  • pruned low branches from the path on the Lawley Common end of Ironbridge Way
  • pruned the hedgerow back from the road signs at Princes End
  • pruned the hedgerow back from the road signs at Ladygrove
  • pruned the hedgerow back from around the wall and bin on Cemetery Road
  • swept broken glass from the footpath at the bus stop on Milners Lane
  • pruned the shrub bed at Old Park pond
  • cut back overhanging branches from the path near Lawley Gate footbridge
  • cut back brambles from the path from Lawley Drive to the Community Garden bridge entrance
  • weeded and litter picked in the Community Garden
  • pruned along the long hedge in the Community Garden
  • pruned the privet hedge along Arleston Lane to the traffic lights
  • cut back brambles from the entrance to the bridleway behind the Grazing Cow
  • pruned along the ramp to West Centre Way footbridge
  • cut back overhang from the Dawley Road entrance to Ironbridge Way and reported Japanese Knotweed for removal to Telford & Wrekin Council in the same area

PET WORKS COMPLETED WEEK COMMENCING 18TH JUNE

Work was completed in the following areas:

  • Pruned overhanging branches and brambles from the Wrekin Trundle
  • Cut overhanging hedgerow back from the road at Arleston Lane
  • Weeded the raised beds and cut back the herbs in the Community Garden
  • Pruned branches around the crossing on Rock Road to the bridleway
  • Pruned overhang from the fence line along Rock Road
  • Pruned low branches around the crossing and the entrance to Overdale
  • Pruned the hedgerow and ferns growing from the bus stop to the traffic lights towards Overdale
  • Replaced the damaged lock on the gateway to Ironbridge Way
  • removed old tree stakes from trees on the Community Garden
  • removed a fly tipped gazebo from the path at Overdale
  • cut back overhanging branches around the motorway bridge on Arleston Lane
  • pruned overhanging branches from the path at Bartholomew Road
  • pruned and litter picked the shrub beds at Dawley Bank
  • strimmed and blew debris clear from the path at Lawley Village Green
  • strimmed around the kissing gate at Lawley Playing Field
  • strimmed along the grass verge at Old Park Way
  • swept bark back on to the shrub bed at Old Park pond
  • strimmed the path edges from the Public Right of Way off Rock Road to the bend on Ironbridge Way
  • strimmed around the decking and steps at Old Park pond
  • cut back brambles from the public Right of Way from the Rock to Newdale Pool
  • removed an abandoned shopping trolley from Churchward Drive

PET WORKS COMPLETED WEEK COMMENCING 11TH JUNE

Work was completed in the following areas:

  • Mowed the grass verge on Wrekin Trundle
  • Mowed the grass verges on the Public Rights of Way in Newdale to the Rock
  • Mowed around the edges of the car park at Princes End
  • Strimmed and blew the debris clear on the Public Right of Way to the rear of Churchward Drive
  • Mowed and strimmed the grass verge on the Public Right of Way from the Rock to the rear of Newdale School
  • Mowed the grass verges on the Public Rights of Way behind Martingale Way
  • removed an abandoned shopping trolley from Newdale Pool
  • Sprayed the weeds around the handrail and ramp from Avondale to Station Road
  • Sprayed the path edges on the Public Right of Way from the Ironbridge Way to the Newdale tram bridge
  • Sprayed the weeds in the alleyway off Cedar Close
  • crown lifted the trees along the road edge of Lawley Village Green
  • pruned branches from around the traffic lights on Glendale
  • Strimmed the entrance to the bridleway by Newdale Pool
  • Pruned overhanging branches from the grass verge at St Heliers
  • Pruned the inner hedge at the Community Garden

The Parish Council Response to Planning Application TWC/2018/0601 – Lawley Development Phases 5 & 9

The Parish Council are concerned at a number of the details included in this application. We have submitted a Call In Notice to Telford and Wrekin Council which means that the application must be formally discussed at Planning Committee.

Extracts from the Call In Notice are below:

To the Chair and Members of Planning Committee; we request that the above application be considered by members at Planning Committee for the following reasons:

  • Highways issues – unacceptable impact of additional traffic on the local road network and the Primary School
  • Public Rights Of Way – 5 well used and long established PROWs are directly affected by the proposals, including the Wrekin Way. 4 are not mentioned in the supporting documentation despite 2 of them being designated safer routes to school and 2 being main pedestrian routes to Lawley Square from The Rock.
  • Community Facilities – no community facility has been provided within the Lawley Development
  • Trees and Landscaping – insufficient and contradictory information submitted regarding the number of trees affected
  • Ground Conditions – site investigation reports accompanying the application are over 6 years old and the site requires further investigation
  • Ecology – insufficient and out of date information provided

We believe that the proposal conflicts with various planning policies including Telford and Wrekin Council’s own Local Plan as follows:

C3 – the cumulative negative impact of 3 major planning applications on Rock Road

NE2 – impact on trees and hedgerows is significant and not adequately mitigated

COM 1 – No new community facility has been provided or proposed as part of the Lawley Development

BE9 – Out of date and inadequate site investigation reports do not demonstrate long term ground stability