Meeting to be held over homes and surgery plan in Shifnal

Plans for a medical centre and a housing development will be shown at a public meeting.

The new development is planned for Shifnal, where residents have long warned the existing medical centre is not fit for purpose.

And with a total of 1,600 new homes to be built in the town up until 2026, they have urged developers to include a new surgery in plans.

Now, a public meeting will be held over the next stage of development on Haughton Road, which includes not only homes but the much-called for surgery.

Building work has already begun on the first phase of homes, with some of the houses already occupied.

Outline permission for 400 houses on the greenfield land was given to developers Lioncourt in 2013, but the company then pulled out of the scheme and split the land to sell it off.

Developers Taylor Wimpey have permission to build a total of 184 of the homes, with Bovis building 216, both across a number of phases. The permission was granted in 2015.

Now, chartered surveyors, Kartar Consulting will hold a consultation day at Shifnal Village Hall, where people can see plans for some of the homes and the medical centre.

The meeting will be held on September 11, running from 3pm to 6pm.

The event will be an opportunity for residents to express their opinion and provide feedback on the planned expansion.

Kartar Consulting director, Gurbinder Sandhu, said the community consultation is a crucial part of the planning process, giving residents the chance to better understand the proposed development concept and help create the final plan to meet their needs and expectations.

He said: "At this event, we want locals to gain a better understanding of our vision for the area.

"We believe that two-way communication is key for any new project which fulfil residents needs and improve their lifestyle.

“The project team will be present and residents will have an opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback which will be taken on board as part of the overall planning process."

The company say the plans will help to improve local economy and environmental sustainability, encouraging the building industry and local job market.

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