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Write to council over homes development

Readers' letters | Published:

As part of a proposed 600-home development at Weirhill Shrewsbury, Taylor Wimpey/Persimmon Homes have recently applied to Shropshire Council to build 373 homes on phase 1 off Preston Street, with only one entrance on a dangerous bend.

They have, however, now agreed to build only 250 of these homes which will have to be sold and occupied, before they will consider constructing a second entrance off London Road near Emstrey.

I don't think the council has been very open in keeping residents informed, giving only 14 days to comment before considering the application. This time has now expired. Although promised, no plans were put on display at the Shirehall for the public to view.

I, and many other residents living close to the development, who are not online, and will suffer the most, only found out by seeing the press write-up. No apologies have yet been forthcoming.

Residents living in Preston Street, Belvidere Road/Avenue Road, Highfields and Portland Crescent with all its side roads, will all suffer for many years with the large increase in traffic, especially with heavy construction lorries using Preston Street for access to the site.

The road is already congested with school traffic from St Giles, Belvidere and Prestfelde, not to mention driving schools and farm traffic.

People now need to make their voices heard immediately, and insist (in writing) that the council do not approve the application until such a time as the developers provide a second access road into the site for construction traffic, from London Road, prior to commencing house construction.

Tony Dudgon, Shrewsbury

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