Developers ask to increase homes planned for Minsterley site

By Aimee Jones | Minsterley | Property | Published:

A developer is seeking permission to increase the amount of houses it is allowed to build in a village near Shrewsbury.

Long Mynd Homes Limited already has permission to build 15 houses in the centre of Minsterley but now wants to nearly double that.

It is proposing to built up to 28 two-storey homes, accessed off Leigh Road.

A planning statement from the agent Berrys said: "The current application seeks to increase the density of development on the application site to make better use of land and make an increased contribution to the supply of homes in the area.

"The site lies in close proximity and easy walking distance to the settlement’s extensive range of services and facilities that include petrol filling station, primary school, shops, post office, restaurant, public house, places of worship, community hall, recreational facilities and employment opportunities.

"It also benefits from good public transport links to other settlements including Shrewsbury and Pontesbury and therefore the full range of services and facilities provided in those settlements."

Severnside Housing has also submitted plans for affordable homes off Mount Close, Pontesbury.

The development proposes the construction of 18 affordable dwellings, including bungalows and two storey houses, all with private gardens, off street parking and associated communal landscaping.

The company said a local need for affordable homes has been identified within the Pontesbury and Minsterley ward and this development would make a significant contribution.

Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and South Shropshire.


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