Decision day for controversial Bicton Heath homes plan

A controversial Shrewsbury housing development is expected to move a step closer to being built today, despite concerns over damage to the environment.

A 340-home development at Churncote is expected to get the green light
A 340-home development at Churncote is expected to get the green light

Shropshire Council's North Planning Committee will take a decision on the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes joint proposal to build 340 dwellings, including 51 affordable homes, at Churncote, off Welshpool Road in Bicton Heath.

The planning application has attracted 79 objections, with comments saying it will "destroy the Shropshire countryside", and be a "soulless ghetto of the future".

People have also raised worries about a lack of amenities for local people, and the fact that the fate of the Shrewsbury North West Relief Road is currently undecided, and would undoubtedly impact the development.

The project has been recommended for approval by the case officer.

To follow the meeting, which starts at 1pm, visit https://bit.ly/3gerDCv

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