Shropshire Star

Go-ahead for 100 new homes in Ellesmere

Plans to create more than 100 homes in Ellesmere have been given the green light.


The proposal to create 112 homes south of The Hawthorns were approved by members of Shropshire Council's north planning committee yesterday.

The proposal involves building 111 two-storey houses and one bungalow on the outskirts of the town.

Outline planning permission was granted by Shropshire Council in February 2015, where details of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale were all reserved for later approval.

Shropshire Council received 30 letters from residents who raised concerns about the lack of infrastructure, impact on schools and doctors, and the increase in traffic.

Ellesmere Town Council also objected to the proposal after raising concerns about the location of trees compared to the proposed properties in the development.

Councillor Paul Wynn, chairman of the committee, said he was disappointed to not see a representative from Ellesmere Town Council at the meeting, considering their opposition.

Councillor Vince Hunt said: "We have seen this application before and it was for more houses and there were more concerns put forward about traffic worries.

"I think any development in a town is contentious and personally I would have liked to have seen more bungalows.

"However the conditions address the concerns so I support the application."