Early today (31 Jan 2014) Shropshire Council’s Planning Department posted on the planning portal a copy of a letter they have received from The Planning Inspectorate. Dated 28 Jan, the letter informed the Council that:
The hearing arranged for 5 February 2014 has been cancelled because the appellant has withdrawn the appeal.
A PDF of the letter can be downloaded directly from this link.
The second planning application for 44 dwellings on the same plots of land remains in place and has yet to be approved by the Council. See here for more information.