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Telford apartment block could be replaced by 13 new homes

By Dominic Robertson | Telford | Property | Published:

Thirteen new houses could be built in place of a Wrekin Housing Trust apartment block in Telford, if plans are approved.

Hadley and Leegomery Parish Council will discuss the plans for 11 two-bedroom houses and two bigger homes when it meets this week.

The proposal will involve the demolition of the 1-15 Pool Meadow block and the two semi-detached houses around the corner on Church Street, and the creation of a new road access.

If parish councillors approve, the plans will be referred to Telford and Wrekin Council for the green-light.

In a design statement submitted to the council, Wrekin Housing Trust’s architects note that the existing Pool Meadow building is three storeys high, while all the proposed new houses are one or two-storey.

“The addition of soft landscaping will enhance the site area as a whole,” they add.

“This current planning application for the construction of 13 new homes offers positive development for the area, much-needed housing accommodation and is complementary and sensitive to its immediate surroundings.

“The construction of good-quality traditional dwellings will be attractive to local residents and future tenants alike and will integrate the development into this area of Hadley.”

The “100 per cent affordable housing” development includes driveways with space for up to 26 cars, but only two of the proposed homes will have their own garages.

Anyone objecting or supporting the development should write to Telford and Wrekin Council’s planning department before Wednesday, November 21.

By Alex Moore, local democracy reporter

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