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Telford Ironstone plans for Lawley win approval

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A £30 million retail hub, creating up to 400 jobs in Telford, has been given the go-ahead. A £30 million retail hub, creating up to 400 jobs in Telford, has been given the go-ahead. The plans include a supermarket, shops, pub and nursery to serve up to 3,300 homes being built as part of the Ironstone development in Lawley. Work on the site will begin in April with construction set to start in autumn.

A £30 million retail hub, creating up to 400 jobs in Telford, has been given the go-ahead.

The plans include a supermarket, shops, pub and nursery to serve up to 3,300 homes being built as part of the Ironstone development in Lawley.

Work on the site will begin in April with construction set to start in autumn.

The overall project, by Henry Davidson Developments, was given outline planning permission in 2005, along with a primary school, community centre and a park, set to be built in the next 15 years.

The hub plans, which had been recommended for approval and include 16 houses and 23 flats, were passed by Telford & Wrekin Council plans board last night.

Board member Councillor Hilda Rhodes said: "I think it's a great scheme, it's been well planned out and consulted. To think that it's able to get this kind of investment with the recession is amazing."

Andy Wendler, project consultant from Henry Davidson Developments, today said: "It was great to hear there was a ringing endorsement for the plans.

"It's good that everyone recognised that the developer and the council had worked hard to come up with a good scheme that everyone liked. It's full steam ahead now."

The supermarket is expected to be a Morrisons.

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