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Ironbridge housing scheme to go ahead despite concerns over World Heritage Site

housing scheme slated for development near Ironbridge will go ahead after planning inspectors overturned a decision to refuse planning permission.

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Stone Lee, Calcutts Road, Jackfield (Google)

Plans for seven homes set to be built on Calcutt Road, Jackfield, were given the green light by Government planning inspectors despite local fears over housing density and parking.

Applicants Thiara Developments submitted plans in April 2022 to demolish an existing bungalow on the site and replace it with a larger property, alongside a further six homes.

An earlier scheme for the site had been refused on the sole grounds of lacking an ecological assessment, but the revised application was refused again by Shropshire Council in November 2022, who then said the development was too dense for the Ironbridge World Heritage Site and would have a negative impact on the character and appearance of the area.

Ironbridge's iconic bridge
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