Plans for 28 homes near Shrewsbury approved

By Andrew Morris | Minsterley | News | Published: | Last Updated:

Plans for a new 28 home housing estate in a village near Shrewsbury have been given the green light.

Long Mynd Homes applied to build up to 28 homes in Minsterley.

And despite objections from the parish council and local Shropshire Council member Nick Hignett, the plans were passed unanimously by Shropshire Council’s Central Planning Committee.

Outline permission was granted for the site, off Leigh Road, with more detailed plans to come back to the committee in the future.

Resident Douglas Jones told the committee that he felt the site was at risk of flooding.

But Stuart Thomas, agent for Long Mynd Homes, said he felt the development was a good one and said there would be affordable homes to rent and buy.

The committee did not comment on the plans.


Tim Rogers, planning case officer, said: “This application seeks outline planning consent for the construction of up to 28 dwellings, to include details of the access.


“Other matters relating to appearance, landscaping, layout and scale are to be reserved for consideration as part of a later reserved matters application.

“The proposed access to the site is shown to be taken from Leigh Road, at a point that is currently the access point for an existing dwelling ‘The Hall Cottage’ with the demolition of an existing single storey side garage to the property to allow an access roadway to be built leading northwards into the site.

“The application site is situated to the north western side of Minsterley, to the north of Leigh Road and west of Horsebridge Road.

“The site is surrounded on three sides by existing residential properties and to the north west lies open fields/open countryside.


“The Parish Council has made comments objecting to the proposal, and the local elected member has also objected to the application.

“Officers recommend approval. Under the council’s scheme of delegation the application therefore requires committee consideration.”

Minsterley Parish Council has objected on the grounds that “the increased development now moves most of the development outside the development boundary.

“As this is the number one criteria in the parish policy on development the council don’t see how this can this can be approved.

“This is a greenfield site and good agricultural land should not be built over. In addition the increased density is not in keeping with the rest of the village.”

Andrew Morris

By Andrew Morris
Local Democracy Reporter - @AndyMorrisLDR

Local Democracy Reporter covering Shropshire.


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