Shrewsbury JLR showroom plan hit by fresh hitch

By Jordan Reynolds | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

Plans for a multi-million pound Jaguar Land Rover showroom and petrol station may be delayed after Highways England requested more time to look into the details, just days after it appeared to have cleared a hurdle.

A transport assessment was submitted this week in response to concerns from Highways, but now a new report says the plans should be delayed by a further three months while the report is reviewed.

The report says that the assessment will require a "full technical review" and will need further time to undertake it and address any questions that may arise to the applicant's transport consultants.

Further information is also needed in relation to the drainage strategy and noise impact assessment.

Two planning applications have been submitted to Shropshire Council for the development on land near Thieves Lane. MDG Architects submitted plans on behalf of Hatfields Jaguar Land Rover for the showroom.

Meanwhile, PWA Planning, on behalf of Monte Blackburn Ltd, has submitted a hybrid application seeking full planning permission for the petrol station, drive through coffee shop, new access, parking and landscaping, and outline permission for a new office park.

The JLR development would see 104 full-time employees on site, 74 of whom will be existing employees, according to the application. The petrol station and drive-through coffee shop would create 15 full-time jobs and 30 part-time jobs.

The site is in the Emstrey area of Shrewsbury and lies between the A5 and the B4380 Thieves Lane.

Until recently, the site was cultivated for agricultural purposes.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.


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