Green light for latest phase of Telford scheme

The green light has been given for the construction of 24 new units at the Hortonwood development in Telford.

Telford & Wrekin Council’s estates and investments team gave the go ahead for the scheme on land acquired through the Telford Land Deal.

Contractors will start work on site on the year-long construction programme from June.

The Telford Land Deal is a partnership between Telford & Wrekin Council, Homes England and the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Under the deal, the council has responsibility to bring forward sites, de-risk them and provide ‘shovel ready’ sites available to develop for both residential and employment uses.

Cllr Lee Carter (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhood services, regeneration and the high street, said: “The Telford Land Deal has been instrumental in creating new jobs and bringing new skills and expertise to the area and this Hortonwood development is another example of that.

“These units will be attractive to a range of businesses from a variety of industry sectors who are keen to grow and benefit from state-of-the art facilities and unit space.

“We are pleased that work is set to start on site very shortly and we look forward to seeing this exciting development come to fruition.”

David Charmbury, senior development manager at Homes England, said: “Homes England is delighted to continue to work alongside the Marches LEP and Telford & Wrekin Council in the effective delivery of the Borough’s growth needs through the Telford Land Deal.

“At this time of economic challenge, being able to support Telford & Wrekin Council in the delivery of sustainable & energy efficient space for new and growing businesses in the Borough is particularly important. Homes England looks forward to seeing this site developed and occupied over the coming year.”