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There is a consultation drop-in session on Thursday 9th August from 1.30pm – 4pm at our Parish office when you will have the opportunity to find out more about the proposals and to complete a consultation survey.

We have copies of the survey available if you cannot make this session or they are available to download or to complete on line via this link

The Future Fit Programme Board has agreed to extend the consultation by one week until midnight on Tuesday 11 September 2018.


The reserved matters application to build 362 houses on the land known as Phases 5 & 9 (between West Centre Way, Davenham Walk and the rear of Newdale Primary School) has been submitted by the Developers to Telford and Wrekin Council this week.

The application covers their proposals for access, appearance, landscaping and the development layout.

Full details can be found on the Telford and Wrekin website or by putting the reference TWC/2018/0601 into the link on our Planning Homepage.

The closing date for comments is the 13th August.


Between 27th June to 3rd July, there will be closures on A442 from Wombridge Interchange to Hollinswood Roundabout. This is to allow for one of the largest cranes in Europe to be erected and to lift the rail bridge as part of the Telford Footbridge project. This is one of the largest engineering projects in the Borough in recent years and will provide a new footbridge with lift access to the train station.  Inevitably this closure will cause significant disruption over this period. The southbound section of the dual carriageway will be closed to make way for the crane from June 27 to July 3. The northbound section will be closed for the safety of the public, from June 29 to July 3.

The official diversions will send drivers along West Centre Way, Lawley Drive and Holyhead Road in Ketley but it is likely that all routes through the Parish will see heavy additional traffic during this period.

Telford and Wrekin Council are keen to ensure disruption during this period is minimised and have suggested that residents should consider the following to avoid being severely impacted by the closure:

  • Plan your journeys in advance, the immediate routes off the A442 could be extremely busy during this period so there maybe some disruption.
  • Take alternative routes, try and avoid using the A442 if possible and find alternative routes across Telford or to the Town Centre if you do have to travel.
  • Take the opportunity to walk, cycle, car share or use the train if you do have to travel.

TWC Highways will be continually monitoring the traffic through their Traffic Management Centre. This allows them to monitor live journey times, monitor the traffic cameras and adjust traffic light timings remotely if necessary. They will also have officers on the ground monitoring the situation. TWC will be keeping their social media up to date through twitter and facebook and Radio Shropshire will also be providing updates as well.

This is the first of two bridge lifts that will need to be undertaken, with the 2nd bridge lifted into place around September time.


Land around Newdale play area

Landscaping works around the fenced play area will be starting next week from 3 April.  This will include some levelling works, shrub and wooden posts removal to further open up views, together with some footpath surfacing.

Works should take approximately two weeks.