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Developer to submit plans for 200 Ludlow houses
4:16pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
PLANS to build 200 houses on the outskirts of Ludlow are about to be submitted.
WCE Properties intends to submit an outline planning application to Shropshire Council for residential development on land between the A49 and Bromfield Road.
The company says its proposed development will accommodate about 175 houses and an extensive riverside park of more than seven acres on the larger of two sites to the east of the railway line.
And another 25 houses, and possibly a small retail or commercial unit, on a smaller parcel of land between the railway and Bromfield Road, are planned as part of the development.
In a letter seen by the Ludlow Advertiser, the Mold-based company says: “The emerging local plan confirms that there is a need to allocate more land for housing and there is insufficient brownfield land to meet this need.
“Furthermore, Ludlow is very physically constrained and in many respects it is faced with difficult choices in terms of having to consider the possibility of sprawling into open countryside beyond the A49 by-pass as is the case at the council’s proposed housing sites at Rocks Green and the Eco Park at The Sheet.”
The company says the site is in an area of ‘low landscape sensitivity’ and ‘low ecological value’ – with the exception of the River Corve corridor which would be retained with a buffer.
It also says the housing development would not intrude on to the River Corve’s flood plain and appropriate entry to and from the A49 would be delivered in a manner acceptable to the Highways Agency and Shropshire Council.
The company plans to develop pedestrian links to provide access from the site to an existing public open space in Fishmore View and to Bromfield Road, where Ludlow School and the town’s leisure centre are located.
A website at bromfieldmeadow.
co.uk has been set up so that residents can give their opinion on the proposals.
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