Plan for first homes at Shrewsbury site go on display

Plans for the first phase of a 900-home development in Shrewsbury will go on public display next week.

The proposed development for 900 homes in Sutton Grange, near Otley Road, as illustrated in the Shrewsbury south masterplan
The proposed development for 900 homes in Sutton Grange, near Otley Road, as illustrated in the Shrewsbury south masterplan

Developers are staying tight-lipped about the number of homes proposed for phase one of the development at Sutton Grange, off Oteley Road. But they confirmed it is part of wider plans to develop 16 hectares of an 82 hectare site, which has capacity for 900 new homes.

The Sutton Grange development is one of the first residential phases of the Shrewsbury South Sustainable Urban Extension Masterplan, which was approved by Shropshire Council’s ruling cabinet last month.

Developer Taylor Wimpey will host a two-day public consultation event at the Lord Hill Hotel in Abbey Foregate beginning on Friday. The public exhibition will then move to Shirehall from November 19.

Residents can also view the proposals online at www.suttongrange.co.uk, where feedback forms will be available.

Daniel McGowan, land and planning director for Taylor Wimpey North Midlands, said: “The idea of this public consultation is to give as many people as possible the opportunity to influence and comment upon proposals to create a high-quality residential development at Sutton Grange, in line with the requirements of the approved Shrewsbury South Sustainable Urban Extension Masterplan.

“We understand that not everyone who wishes to find out more about these proposals will be able to attend our two-day consultation event at the Lord Hill Hotel, and that’s why we’re making sure the exhibition will remain on display at the Shirehall.

“We’re also giving people the chance to have input from the comfort of their homes via the Sutton Grange website.”

The south Shrewsbury masterplan document details how 82 hectares of land straddling the B4380 Oteley Road can provide for the housing and employment in the area.