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St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, has submitted an outline planning application to Telford & Wrekin Council for a residential development off the A442 Queensway, to the north east of Telford.

Spanning nearly eight acres, the site will boast up to 68 houses comprising two, three, four and five bedroom detached and semi-detached properties and will include a proportion of affordable homes. Although the developer of the new homes is yet to be confirmed, the house styles will be informed by nearby residential properties in addition to the site’s rural boundaries which include a disused section of the Shropshire Union Canal to the west and Silkin Way cycle and footpath – leading to Shropshire’s Rivers, parks and historical villages – to the south.     

Exercise and recreation will play a major theme in the planned development with the provision of more than two acres of open space and the creation of cycle and footpaths which will connect to the surrounding countryside via Silkin Way. Existing trees and hedges on the site will be retained and St. Modwen will also make contributions to enhance local children’s play facilities and the disused canal.

A wide range of employment opportunities and amenities are close by – St. Modwen’s Queensway Business Park lies to the east, Leegomery village centre is just over half a mile walk away while Wellington and Telford town centres are a short drive away. The nearest schools are Apley Wood Primary School and Charlton Secondary School.

David Dodge, senior residential surveyor at St. Modwen, said: “This is set to be an attractive development in an ideal location close to shops, schools and employment, the transport network and existing residential areas. 
“It will provide much needed new housing that will cater for a wide range of demand, including affordable houses, while increasing the amount of locally accessible public open space.”