Plans lodged to replace Telford garage with new flats

A car sales garage has lodged plans to demolish the site and replace it with 14 new homes.

Wellington Town Council
Wellington Town Council

Peter Morris Cars Ltd has applied for permission to knock its current building and canopy, in Wrekin Road, Wellington and build a three-storey block of flats instead.

A design statement submitted on behalf of company director Peter Morris, says the design will “sit comfortably with the existing buildings” in the area, especially the 19th-century former day hospital that stands opposite it.

Outline planning permission to demolish the garage and build up to 14 homes was approved three years ago for13 two-bedroom flats, one three-bedroom flat, 25 car parking spaces and an access drive leading to Walker Street.

That application stated: “The site is currently in use but the owner is looking to relocate the business to a local commercial area. Therefore, the site will become vacant.”

“The Mount”, a Grade-II listed nineteenth-century building, sits opposite the garage, at the corner of Haygate Road and Wrekin Road. This property was a former day hospital and was converted to dwellings some years ago.

“The design of the apartment block replicates some of the buildings found in the centre of Wellington and some features of The Mount.

“The proposed building has been designed to sit comfortably with the existing buildings and immediate surrounding area.”

Wellington Town Council’s planning committee will discuss the proposal when it meets next Wednesday and Telford and Wrekin Council will decide on the application at a later date.

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