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Council leader says £200m plan for Telford heralds bright future

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Council leader Kuldip Sahota today hailed the approval of Telford's largest development for a decade as heralding bright future for the town.

He spoke after the £200m plans tipped to

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Owners of Telford Shopping Centre, Telford Trustees, were granted permission to build new shops, cafes and bars within the Box Road.

Work will start in the spring, when Asda moves from its existing store to the former site of the Civic Offices in Malinsgate.

It will complement the nearby £250m Southwater shopping centre development, to be opened in April.

Councillor Sahota said he was "really pleased" the development was voted through by councillors at last night's meeting, adding: "Its vision fits well with how the council wants to see the borough develop.

"We want to create a destination that incorporates a wide range of employment, leisure, retail and housing, bringing a true urban feel to the town centre.

"This is one of the biggest planning applications ever to be approved by Telford & Wrekin Council and its approval further cements our position as a borough working to create a bright future for everyone who lives, works or visits here."

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