Annual Town Meeting 7pm

Thursday, 12thMarch 2020


Much Wenlock Town Council has considered the wisdom of holding the Annual Town Meeting, scheduled for 7pm on Thursday 12thMarch 2020.

We have tried to consult and also gain the most information available at this time but the situation is changing on an hourly basis.  Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared an international pandemic.

We are aware of local organisations which are changing their advice and internal practices and that a number of events have been cancelled.

Members of the Town Council have been canvassed and a decision has been made to postpone the Annual Town Meeting, with the intention of holding the meeting in May 2020, dependent on advice from central government with regard to public meetings.

We regret this decision has been made at such short notice but we believe that a postponement of the meeting to a later date is in the best interest of the electors of Much Wenlock parish.

A new date for the meeting will be announced in due course.

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