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We have been informed by Telford & Wrekin Planning Office that the Developers have withdrawn their Reserved Matters application for the engineering work on Phase 11 (TWC/2018/0077).

There were numerous objections to the proposed works from residents, the Parish Council, TWC technical officers and the Coal Authority, mainly due to a perceived lack of information in the application about the impact on drainage and the mine shafts on site.

The Developers have been asked to provide more detailed information and to submit a Full Planning Application for further consideration.

They have also been informed that all work being carried out on Phase 11 should stop and that no more waste material from other sites should be spread on the site.


The Developers have informed us that they will be carrying out initial drilling work and some clearance of vegetation on all 3 sites from Monday 22nd January. The main reason for the work is to confirm the position of historical mine shafts so that the final housing layout can be agreed before building work starts later this year.

In order to gain access to Phase 5 the excavators will be using the Wrekin Way Path at the top of Newdale Pool. Access for pedestrians on Wrekin Way will be maintained but when the heavy machinery is being moved pedestrians will have be escorted to ensure their safety.

The maps below indicate the areas affected.

The work is scheduled to last for 4 weeks but the timescale may vary dependant on the drilling results.

Surveying work on West Centre Way/Hunters Rise, Lawley

There have been surveyors working on West Centre Way and Hunters Rise for the last few days which has inevitably led to an increase in queries and rumours about what is happening in the local area.

Information from the Developer Group: This work is additional survey work to inform the design work on  phases 10 & 11.
No building work is imminent on any other phase than those already under construction.
Infrastructure work is due to commence on phase 7 next week.