Station Road Housing Development: Concept Images

Following the drop-in event at the Lyon Hall on Friday 14 Sept. we have been provided with a set of the initial drawings of what the proposed development may look like. It must be stressed that these are nothing more than concept images to give a broad brush idea of what the development may look like.
The site is the old council yard on Station Road, which Shropshire Council are trying to sell. The potential developers, Shropshire Housing Group, are considering building a total of 19 dwellings on the site. Based on figures from  Shropshire HomePoint’s waiting list of local people, if the development goes ahead the properties are likely to be a mix of two and three bedroom two storey houses, two bedroom bungalows and two bedroom flats. The concept plans give the following mix – though it should be emphasised that the layout is not finalised.

Judging from comments made at the drop-in event many people feel that there is a need for more bungalows than shown. Many people also questioned the need for the flats, whilst others questioned their location. Shropshire Housing Group’s policy is that all their new homes, other than flats, should have two parking places though garages are seen as non essential. Storage space is normally provided in outbuildings which are not shown in the concept drawings.
The proposal is at a very early stage and having held the drop-in for local people, Shropshire Housing Group now have to decide if they feel it would be worthwhile going ahead with the development.