New plans submitted for housing development


Plans have been submitted for almost 40 new homes in Shropshire.

Nuplace, a wholly-owned company set up by Telford & Wrekin Council, has submitted the application, which is for 39 houses on a site off Snedshill Way, St Georges.

It is the first site to be brought forward following the council’s approval for the expansion of its Housing Investment programme in June 2017.

Nuplace was set up to support the council’s aims of boosting social and economic regeneration in the borough, improving access to the rental market and creating revenue to protect frontline council services.

The plans, which follow a public consultation, are for a range of two, three and four bedroom homes, which will be built by Nuplace’s development partner Lovell, and made available for rent.

Subject to planning permission, work could start on the site at the beginning of 2018, with the first homes ready for tenants to move into in autumn 2019.

The site at Snedshill would be the seventh developed by Nuplace. Pool View in Randlay and Woodland Walk in Madeley are both complete and fully let, while The Oaklands in Dawley is still being built but its first tenants have already moved in.

A further three sites, Miners’ Walk in Madeley, Blossom Walk in Hadley and Springfields in Newport are under construction and have the last remaining properties available to reserve.

Jonathan Rowe, director of Nuplace, said: “This promises to be an excellent development for St George’s and I look forward to receiving the outcome of the planning decision later in the year.

“This new site will offer a wider mix and variety of new homes, helping to meet a growing demand for larger family rental homes in the borough.”