Local plan: last chance to comment on Conservative plans to ‘impose houses on area’
The FINAL public consultation on the Conservative’s draft local plan proposals is now out for consultation. The consultation runs until 5 pm on the 5th of February. This consultation is referred to as the ‘Regulation 19’ consultation. The aim of this round is to allow people to examine and comment upon the legality and soundness… Read More »Local plan: last chance to comment on Conservative plans to ‘impose houses on area’
My 12 best photos of 2020
2020 has been a strange, surreal year but it has allowed me to get out more and take some fabulous photos. Many have appeared in the Advertiser in the camera club section of the paper. Here are my favourite 12 best photos of 2020 that I have taken during the lockdown. Hope you enjoy them.
Happy New Year
What an awful year 2020 has been. 2021 has to be a lot better but it is going to start of worse before it gets better, sadly. I hope everybody has had a restful and peaceful Christmas. For me, I have been lucky… Lucky to be loved even if my wedding to Sandra was cancelled… Read More »Happy New Year
Queens Head resurfacing looks fab
First-class resurfacing at Queens Head and the refreshed road markings are fab I had complained about the road markings for ages. When I popped out to examing the resurfacing at Queens Head I was glad to see that the bushes have been cut back as I had asked. The left-hand 30mph sign can be seen… Read More »Queens Head resurfacing looks fab
Little return for £240k FTE consultant
I have already reported on how the roads continue to fall apart despite Shropshire Council shelling out £1,000 a day for a ‘pothole’ consultant to help deal with a pothole 4,500 backlog and reorganise the Highways department. It now transpires that the consultant was engaged for 8 months. 2 months longer than originally thought. The… Read More »Little return for £240k FTE consultant
Boot Street Road Closure
Road closure on Boot Street, Whittington for surface dressing works. The road closure will be from the 6th of November to the 12th of November between 09:30 & 16:00 each day. The official diversion route is via Ellesmere, St Martins & Gobowen https://one.network/?tmi=16762041
B5009 Queens Head Road Closure in November
The B5009 will be closed from Wootton to Queens Head from the 11th to the 13th of November for surface dressing. Kier is carrying out the work on behalf of Shropshire Council. The road will be closed from 9:30 am to 4 pm each day. Welcome news if it means that the road markings get… Read More »B5009 Queens Head Road Closure in November
Star Housing site angers Penybryn residents
Penybryn residents have reacted angrily to the news of the potential Star Housing development at the top of Penybryn Avenue. The plans are to build 24 homes – 10 of which are bungalows. Star Housing plans to build here as an ‘exception’ site. However, not all exception sites are equal. I support providing affordable homes… Read More »Star Housing site angers Penybryn residents
Planning for the Future – Planning for exclusion
At the beginning of August, the Government announced their new Government White Paper: “Planning for the Future.” Read the White Paper here. The Conservative government’s proposals to reform and speed up planning have sparked controversy and concern across the country. The plans in the white paper failed to address the current issues present in the… Read More »Planning for the Future – Planning for exclusion