Demolition of eyesore Telford estate is to start

Demolition of parts of an eyesore estate in Telford is about to start in a £6 million regeneration project.

‘Superb’ – Arnold England
‘Superb’ – Arnold England

Work to transform the centre of Brookside will begin next week after the project for new shops and open spaces was approved by Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet.

A supermarket, including a post office, is amongst the shops planned for the new district centre.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2014 and once the new shops are finished the existing buildings will be demolished.

Councillor Shaun Davies, cabinet member for co-operative council and neighbourhood services, said work would start on Monday, adding: “The contracts are ready to be signed. There has been a massive amount of consultation in our co-operative council pilot ward.

“It’s going to completely transform the centre of Brookside.”

Flats in the area will be demolished as part of the plan and bungalows built, which will be managed by Wrekin Housing Trust.”

Councillor Arnold England, who is a ward councillor for Brookside, said the considerable consultation had led to some of the plans being changed.

He said: “It’s been absolutely superb. It’s been wonderful to be part of it.”

In her report to last night’s meeting, funding and investment team leader Kathy Mulholland said the masterplan had been drawn up with members of the community to address some of their issues with the dated estate centre.

She said that the masterplan allowed for new shops on an area of open space next to the existing centre.

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Comments for: "Demolition of eyesore Telford estate is to start"

Terrianne Speak

Why does Brookside have to be referred to as an 'eyesore'? There are lots of decent people living here that look after their places and I have seen far worse areas in Telford. Stop branding Brookside as an eyesore, I as a resident feel very offended by it

can touch me

the place is an eye sore especially the boarded up flats, all they trying to do is make it a better place, and you living there will feel the benefits most, but that said just building new houses everywhere isnt enough, maintaining it will be the hard work. i to from brookside and love the people but its not them they are talking about.

arthur sleep

don't stop there knock the whole of brookside down and start again.

mr jones

at least your area is getting developed along with woodside,madeley,sutton hill,malinslee, chance ever here at hollinswood thats what the council have told us,oh i forgot leogomery too!oh and hadley.many thanks all councils involved in letting hollinswood go downhill rapidly!!!!

no sleep

what about doing more car parking spaces round Brookside it's ok building more shops and houses but where are the people going to park their cars

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