Ironbridge Power Station Redevelopment

Shropshire Council has received the following applications associated with redevelopment of the former Ironbridge power station site. The details are now available for review and comment on the Council’s planning portal:

  1. Outline application (reference 19/05560/OUT):Includes plans for 1,000 homes, a new local centre to contain a mix of leisure, commercial, retail and health uses, a primary school, nature corridors, public open space and the re-use of the site’s pump house to support either retail, community or river-based uses.
  2. Application for sand and gravel extraction (reference 19/05509/MAW): Proposal to extract up to 1.9million tonnes of sand and gravel .

Part of the area for application reference 19/05560/OUT falls within Telford & Wrekin Council and the applicant Harworth Group PLC has submitted an equivalent application to Telford & Wrekin (reference TWC/2019/1046). The Council’s will work constructively to assess the applications which are the subject of a comprehensive planning consultation process.

Members of the public can view and make comments on the applications by entering the appropriate application reference on the Council’s online planning register.

Key supporting documents available on the portal which detail the applications include:

    • Design & Access Statement
    • Transport Assessment
    • Environmental plans (including flood risk and ecological assessments).

The applications will be open to public comments for an extended period of 56 days and are expected to take six months to determine.

Expiry Date for Outline Consultation: Friday 6th March 2020

19/05560/OUT (Outline): View Here

Expiry Date for Minerals Consultation: Friday 31st January 2020

19/05509/MAW (Minerals):  View Here

Paper copies of the non-technical summary are also available to view in the Much Wenlock Library


Thank you to the 20 people who supported the orchid count on 28 June and achieved a great result, this year 3574 Pyramidal orchids were recorded(864 last year), 129 Common Spotted orchids(0 last year) and 15 Bee orchids which have not been seen on the Hill since 2014.

The hay cutting followed by baling and harrowing in late last year will have helped create micro sites of bare ground to assist colonisation and germination.

It is planned to cut, bale and harrow again this year with the bales going to the Cavalier Riding for the Disabled Centre just outside of Much Wenlock.

Please see photographs taken on the day of the 3 orchids recorded.   The first is the bee orchid, common spotted and at the bottom the pyramidal.

We will publish the date of the orchid count for 2020 and do please come along and support us.