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New Telford homes backed despite objections

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Plans to build more than a dozen houses in Telford have received scores of objections.

Central and Country Developments Limited and Mr and Mrs Clemson have submitted plans for 14 homes on land to the rear of Bratton Road in Bratton.

But there are now 34 comments objecting to the proposals for the four and five-bedroom homes.

Parliamentary candidate Mark Pritchard has also opposed the plans but there have been six comments in support.

Wrockwardine Parish Council objected to the proposal saying it was “back-land development” as “it can only take place if part of an existing property is demolished allowing access to the public highway”.

The objection adds: “The development line along Bratton Road is very clearly defined and this proposal, if accepted, would create a second tier of development behind this clearly defined line. The houses are not in keeping with existing properties and are not of the same density.

“The parish council is concerned that, if allowed, this development would create a substantial precedent for the approval of further back-land development in Bratton and it is difficult to see how the planning authority would be able to resist such further applications once this precedent had been established.”

A double garage serving and sitting to an existing house on Bratton Road would have to be demolished to allow access for he houses, if plans are approved.

In a report submitted as part of the plans, it states the development is in a “suitable” location and the proposal sits “discreetly” on the site and matches the style and density of the adjacent properties. The report adds: “The site respects the existing houses bordering the site by providing screening or maintaining views of the open countryside.”

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Telford & Wrekin planning committee has been recommended to delegate powers to council officers to approve the plans once developers agree to certain conditions including putting £375,820 towards affordable housing, £8,400 towards play space for the area and £51,418 towards education.

Meanwhile, plans that have been recommended for approval for 25 homes in Newport have their details up for consideration by Telford & Wrekin Council’s planning committee later this month.

Outline planning permission for the homes on the land at the corner of Bank Lane and Plantation Road in Tibberton was approved for the homes in February 2015.

The houses would all be two storey with a mixture of detached and semi-detached properties with side parking or garage parking.

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The report submitted to Telford & Wrekin Council says: “The houses have a rural character to their elevations with country bar and ladder bar windows, brick arched window heads, chimneys, rafter

feet and corbelled eaves, porches and gabled roofs.”

Tibberton and Cherrington Parish Council objected to the plans, suggesting that more “mellow” materials are used, in keeping with the rural location.

There are also two comments in objection from residents, and none in support.

The planning applications will go before Telford & Wrekin Council planning committee tomorrow.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Reporter for the Shropshire Star covering Bridgnorth and the surrounding areas.

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