Hundreds turn out in opposition to plans for M54 homes plan

By Matthew Growcott | Shifnal | News | Published:

Hundreds of people packed into Shifnal Village Hall to hear about the latest in the fight against plans to build thousands of homes off the M54.

Hundreds of people packed into Shifnal Village Hall to discuss the plans

Action group Shifnal Matters spoke to more than 300 residents about the results of the first stage of consultation in Shropshire Council’s Local Plan Review and Shifnal’s GP surgery. It also gave residents the chance to ask any questions regarding the next stage of consultation.

The group also highlighted proposed large-scale development in neighbouring Tong and the lack of infrastructure needed for sustainable development.

A similar meeting was also held between residents of Albrighton on Thursday at Red House, where another 300 people came out to discuss potential overflow issues relating to nearby development.

The proposals for Tong put forward by Shropshire Council would see an extra 3,000 homes and 50 hectares of employment land built off junction three of the M54.

Shifnal is the focus for a considerable expansion in Shropshire Council’s local development plan, which sets out proposals for building 1,500 homes in the town until 2036.

Matthew Growcott

By Matthew Growcott
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