Developers appeal over refusal for care village plan near Shrewsbury beauty spot

A public inquiry will be held into proposals for a care village on a much-loved Shrewsbury beauty spot.

Campaigners protest against development at a Shrewsbury beauty spot
Campaigners protest against development at a Shrewsbury beauty spot

Would-be developer Senescura has appealed to Whitehall after Shropshire Council planners rejected plans for 182 care lodges and apartments, and a 75-bed nursing home at land off Ellesmere Road, Hencote, Shrewsbury, next to the Winney Hill beauty spot.

The Planning Inspectorate has confirmed that an appeal can take place and that it will be determined on the basis of an inquiry.

People who wish to comment, for or against, have been invited to do so via the Planning Inspectorate.

Ellesmere Road, Shrewsbury. Photo: Google

At the same time, Senescura has lodged a repeat of the original planning application. It says the council refused the application for the wrong technical reason. That application is available for the public to comment on the Shropshire Council planning website.

The developer says there is a need for care accommodation in the area. Opponents deny this, and this objection was supported by Shropshire Council.

Objectors had fully expected an appeal to be lodged and are encouraging supporters of their cause to make their views known to the Planning Inspectorate by the deadline of October 26.

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