Plans for three new homes in Telford approved

Three new houses will be built on the site of an existing single bungalow, after planners approved a site refit.

An artist's impression of the proposed homes in Arleston Village. Image: Andy Carr/Cadtech Design
An artist's impression of the proposed homes in Arleston Village. Image: Andy Carr/Cadtech Design

Wolverhampton-based Moorwell Homes Ltd applied to build the detached homes and garages where the one-storey house in Arleston Village, Arleston, currently stands.

Telford and Wrekin Council’s planning department approved the plans, which a company statement said would “add three high-quality family homes” with “minimal disruption” to the area.

Two Wellington Town Council members expressed concern the site would be overdeveloped and that the access road was not sufficient, but a majority of the Planning Committee voted to raise no objection.

A design statement, submitted by planning agent Andy Carr of CadTech Design, said: “The application site is currently part of an extensive garden belonging to The Bungalow, which sits on the northern side of a single-track carriageway in Arleston Village, approximately two miles northwest of Telford.”

Mr Carr added that the plan “represents an opportunity to develop an infill site and add three high-quality family homes to the local housing stock”.

He said: “Disruption to, and impact on, the local area will be minimal, and the design of the proposed dwellings is considerate and in-keeping with the surroundings.”

“Renewable energy sources will be used where possible, with solar photovoltaic panels and air source heat pumps currently favoured.”

Wellington Town Council’s Planning Committee discussed Moorwell Homes’s proposal when it met on December 16.

Its statement to Telford and Wrekin Council said: “Following a wide-ranging discussion members agreed to raise no objection to the application.

“However, Councillor Dorothy Roberts and Councillor Stephen DeLauney voiced their concerns that the proposed scheme represented an overdevelopment.”

Their concerns included the condition of the unadopted access road and “existing drainage issues” in the area.

“There were also concerns regarding the scope of the development that would change the character and nature of the area, which potentially would lead to an overdevelopment,” the town council statement added.

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