Station Road Development – Revised Plans

A revised proposal has been sent to the Parish Council by the Shropshire Housing Group (SHG) with regard to the proposed redevelopment of the old council yard in Station Road.
The plans have been revised following comments made at the public consultation held at the Lyon Hall on 14th September. As yet no formal planning application has been received by the Parish Council.
Click the image below to download the full PDF of the revised proposals:

Major changes to the original concept proposals are as follows:

  • The number of dwellings has been reduced from 19 to 16;
  • The block of four flats has been replaced by a bungalow;
  • There are now two parking places per dwelling;
  • It is now proposed that thirteen of the homes will be available for rent and three will be for shared ownership.

Shropshire HomePoint (which has replaced the old council housing waiting list) have informed the housing association that they have people waiting for between seventy and eighty homes in the Hodnet area.
The housing association recognise that the Council’s SAMDev consultation earmarked the site as suitable for twelve homes. They ask local people to recognise that they need to be able to afford the Council’s valuation of the land and satisfy their planning criteria. They also have to persuade their own management board and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)- who will fund the project if it goes ahead – that the development justifies the cost.
The site’s capacity in the SAMDev is stated as indicative for 12 units. SHG ask that residents bear in mind that they have to satisfy both Shropshire Council in value for money and planning terms as well as their own board and HCA, the project funders, if the project is to go forward.
They have also asked us to make clear that the Meadows was built by North Shropshire Council and not a housing association. The management of the development was passed to another landlord in 2007 and currently Shropshire Housing Association (of which Meres and Mosses is a subsidiary) manages sixteen sheltered homes on the estate.