Plans have been submitted for a £6 million project to regenerate one of the most run down areas of Telford.
The Brookside local centre regeneration project will see the old youth centre, three shops and 37 flats demolished and shops, houses, a play area and a community garden created. The community centre will also be extended and refurbished, and the youth centre facilities relocated there.
An application for outline planning permission for the scheme has been submitted to planning bosses and Telford & Wrekin Council has allocated a £6 million funding pot for the work.
The plans have been drawn up with the help of local residents and business owners, who worked alongside council officers.
The planning application says: “The proposals represent a unique opportunity to regenerate Brookside local centre and create a high quality central hub in an area that is lacking in character.
"The current appearance of the local centre does not make a positive contribution to the Brookside area, and the proposals provide a unique opportunity to improve the visual and functional landscape for the local residents.”
During the work, the space between the community centre and the new housing will be developed as play area and green space will be installed on the existing area of green space between Windmill Primary School and the homes in Burford. A public square will be created outside the community centre entrance, with the rebuilt shops to the east.
Car parking areas will be created for shoppers and the community centre.