Parish Council Response to Planning Application TWC/2018/0185 – Land corner of Colliers Way & Rock Road

The Parish Council is concerned that the application for Hickorys Smokehouse will have a significant impact on traffic on Rock Road and the junction with Colliers Way.

Whilst the revised plans address some of the initial concerns on design and opening hours the car park has been enlarged and can now hold 90 vehicles, which the applicants own transport assessment states will generate 65 vehicle movements per hour onto Rock Road at their peak times – lunchtime and afternoon / evening.

This is the third significant development proposal to be submitted in recent weeks which will impact on Rock Road, the others being Johnsons Recycling Centre ( which will generate a minimum of 50 HGV movements per day) and Lawley Development Phases 5 & 9 (the proposed link road from Phase 5 to Marlborough Way will allow the 362 new houses to exit  down Marlborough Way, past Newdale School and join Rock Road virtually opposite the entrance to Overdale).

Telford & Wrekin Council have a duty under their own Local Plan “to ensure the cumulative impact of development on local road networks are mitigated (Policy C3)” The Parish Council do not believe that the Planning and Highways Departments have sufficiently considered the cumulative impact on the local road network when responding to this, and the other 2 applications, and have formally requested that this application be submitted to TWC  Planning Committee . 



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


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 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