Category Archives: Planning Updates

Ironbridge Way

Please see the attached letter that has been sent to immediate residents of the Ironbridge Way path which will see temporary works enabling access for soil works on phase 11 and for the lowering of the gas main that runs along the path. The path will not be closed but to enable safe use by pedestrians over the next 3 – 4 weeks there will be a ‘banksman’ on site to mange foot traffic and any lorry movements during the day.

Ironbridge Way- Phase 11 temp.works

LAWLEY PHASES 5 & 9

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.

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.

Public protest March Saturday 3rd December at 10am against Greenways Recycling planning application

There is a Public Protest March on Saturday 3rd December.

The March is due to set off from the green between Ketley Cod and Shropshire Star –  meeting at 10am.

TWC/2016/1042 Recycling House, Rock Road, Ketley  Amendment and variation of various conditions of existing planning approval W2005/0906 to allow more HGVs, longer working hours and more waste tonnage, new zoning layout of external storage areas and internal traffic flow, widening of existing entrance/exit, provision of additional weighbridge and wheel wash and installation of two balers

You are invited to attend a PUBLIC MEETING re GREENAWAYS RECYCLING APPLICATION

Cllr. Joy Francis (Ward Member for Ketley & Overdale) has organised a public meeting to discuss the application to extend the Recycling Centre and increase the number of lorries accessing the site.

Full details of application below:

TWC/2016/1042 Recycling House, Rock Road, Ketley

Amendment and variation of various conditions of existing planning approval W2005/0906 to allow more HGVs, longer working hours and more waste tonnage, new zoning layout of external storage areas and internal traffic flow, widening of existing entrance/exit, provision of additional weighbridge and wheel wash and installation of two balers

The meeting will be held at 6.30pm on 25th November at Ketley Parish Council Offices.

Greenaways have agreed to send a representative to the meeting.

Whilst this site is not in our Parish, it has impact on residents daily lives that do live  in our Parish. There will be Parish representation at this meeting. We object to these proposals.