A former quarry in Telford could be turned into a ‘garden city’ of 460 homes.
Plans for the development on the 63-acre site at Doseley Works have been submitted to Telford & Wrekin Council by David Wilson Homes and Breedon Aggregates Ltd, the former operater of the quarry.
But the plans have been met with caution by some local residents, including ward councillor Clive Mollet, who is concerned that developers have included just one access road into the site.
He has now requested that the scheme for be discussed by the council’s plans board.
The plans are part of an outline planning application that follows on from the building of 58 homes at Falcons Rest, which borders the quarry.
A spokesman for David Wilson Homes said: “The opportunity to develop the entire Doseley Works site has arisen following the winding up of the operation run by former owners, Ennstone, now Breedon Aggregates Ltd.”
He said the site was brownfield land and therefore suitable for development.
He added: “An influence on the layout is the long tradition of ‘garden city’ design.
“The garden cities evolved into the New Towns which, of course, includes Telford.
“In contrast to many anonymous modern housing estates the result should be a very distinctive place.” He added that the presence of attractive mature trees to provide a green setting to the development.”
Developers held a public exhibition in May and more than 100 local residents looked at the plans. The spokesman said responses had been ‘mostly supportive’.