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New Shrewsbury housing development could be on the way

Outline plans to build a housing development on land in Shrewsbury have been submitted.

Saxonby Homes has applied to Shropshire Council planners for outline permission to build 36 homes on land opposite Ellesmere Drive in Greenfields.

A design access statement prepared by Berry’s on behalf of Saxonby Homes said: “The site is located within an established residential area and within comfortable walking distance of Shrewsbury town centre and all of its associated facilities, services and employment opportunities.

“Future residents of the proposed development will therefore have ease of access to the full range of services and facilities.

“The site currently benefits from a vehicular access onto Ellesmere Road, where traffic is limited to 30mph. Nonetheless, it is proposed that the development will be served by a new access off Ellesmere Road. The scheme will provide 10 per cent affordable housing provision.

“The development site also benefits from a large pond on its western side and this may be utilised within the proposed development, providing an opportunity for valuable amenity space for residents.

“The locality within which the proposed development is sited is the Greenfields area of Shrewsbury. Primarily a residential area of older historic development of terraced dwellings built in the late 1800s-early 1900s and more modern dwellings at a lower density built in the mid to late 1900s.”

There has been a substantial amount of development in the area with a new housing development of 147 homes abutting the site.

Source: Shropshire Star