Category Archives: Planning

JULY PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following applications have been received:

TWC/2017/0497   1 Old Coppice Grange, Old Park.  Erection of a 2 storey side extension, an orangery and a detached garage

TWC/2017/0512   Unit 10, Birchfield Way, Lawley Square.  Change of use to a tanning salon

TWC/2017/0543    Thomas Telford School, Caledonian Way, Old Park.  Installation of 31 car parking spaces including 3 disabled parking bays.

TWC/2017/0551     Unit 10,  Birchfield Way, Lawley Square.  Installation of 2 non-illuminated fascia signs

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.

JUNE PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The following applications have been received:

TWC/2017/0389  Unit 5 Forge Retail Park  Variation of condition 21 to allow non-food retail use

TWC/2017/0388  Unit 5 Forge Retail Park  Installation of an internal mezzanine floor

TWC/2017/0391 Malinsgate Police HQ.  Installation of an illuminated totem sign

TWC/2017/0415 Ironstone Visitor Centre, Lawley Drive  Change of use to a solicitors office

TWC/2017/0438 Site of Upway Cottage, 51 The Rock  erection of 1 dwelling with gated access

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.

MAY Planning Applications

The following applications have been received:

TWC/2017/0338  27 Upper Wood, The Rock   Proposed change of use of dining room to Osteopath’s Surgery (Class D1)

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.

APRIL Planning Applications

The following applications have been received:

TWC/2017/0263 Telford Magistrates Court  Installation of non-illuminated individual projecting letters to an existing brick wall

TWC/2017/0303 Unit 5, Telford Forge Retail Park  Subdivision of Unit 5 to create a new coffee shop

TWC/2017/0305 Land adjacent Lawley Bank Court, Bryce Way  Erection of a three storey 66 bed care home for older people

 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.

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.