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Affordable homes plan for village near Shrewsbury

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | News | Published: | Last Updated:

Developers are seeking permission to build 20 affordable homes in a village near Shrewsbury.

Plans have been submitted to Shropshire Council by South Shropshire Housing Association to build the two and three bedroom houses on land off Station Road, Condover.

Data supplied by Shropshire Homepoint has identified a need for homes in the area to accommodate 18 families on a waiting list who have links to the Condover area.

In a report to the council's planning department, South Shropshire Housing Association said: "The Shropshire Council housing enabling officer recognises that there will also be hidden demand in the village once the development has started. Our aim is to provide a quality housing development that addresses the needs of the village and encourage a sense of well-being and belonging in their communities."

South Shropshire Housing Association already has a number of homes in the area which they own and manage.

The association had looked at a number of sites in the village before choosing the Station Road plot.

The report added: "The process of choosing a site began some time since with several sites under consideration but discounted for various reasons such as poor relationship to the village and amenities, unsuitable terrain and unavailability.

"Selection of this site as the preferred option was due to the fact that the land is fairly even in nature, suitable for building, service connections are nearby, close proximity to the village amenities and good relationship to other housing. Though the proposed site is a natural expansion of the village lying opposite a number of private dwellings, no neighbouring properties would be adversely affected by the proposal with residential amenity and privacy factors being preserved without being unduly overshadowed."

An ecological survey carried out prior to the application being submitted found that the proposed development would not impact on a nearby wildlife area.

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The site is currently farmed arable land and falls outside the development boundary for the village.

There is however residential ribbon development to the south east of the site and planning permission has already been granted for a number of homes which have yet to be constructed.

The application will now be considered by members of the council's planning committee at a date to be set.

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman
@shroptod

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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