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Dear Resident,

Welcome to my website. Please feel free to have a look around.

If you have an issue or a concern by you, in West Felton or Whittington, please do get in touch.

Cllr David Walker

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
Top 10 reasons why we have a housing crisis
With the Local Plan Review and the new Government White Paper called ‘Planning for the future,’ it is worth looking at why we have a housing crisis. The housing crisis has been brought about by many factors and has been generations in the making. A crisis where homes aren’t affordable or available or aren’t of… Read More »Top 10 reasons why we have a housing crisis
Make Yourself Heard… dial 55
If you are in danger & are unable to speak you can still ‘Make Yourself Heard’ & call for help. “If you’re in trouble dial 999.If you cannot speak, dial 55. We hear you. You are not alone.”This West Mercia Women’s Aid video illustrates that nicely: The Silent Solution system – overseen by the National… Read More »Make Yourself Heard… dial 55
Pothole shambles rumbles on
Shropshire’s pothole shambles doesn’t look like it will be ending any time soon. For the last few months since the new year, Shropshire Council has been using a ‘£1,000 a day Pothole Consultant‘ to improve the management and the quality of work in the Highways department. From the evidence I have seen and heard, I… Read More »Pothole shambles rumbles on
August roadworks
Here is a summary of the scheduled road works that are due to take place in August that will impact Whittington and West Felton Road Closure: Twmpath Lane, Gobowen 3rd August 2020 for 12 days for Bridge Repairs Shropshire Council is closing the road for Bridgework for 12 days. The diversion will be via the… Read More »August roadworks
Shropshire Council Local Plan consultation Mark II
Last week Shropshire Council’s Cabinet agreed on the latest stage of the local plan review. Initially, the Shropshire Council Local Plan was locking in the sites previously consulted on last year, ready for submission. However, Cabinet agreed to rerun the ‘Regulation 18’ consultation after controversy about sites in Shifnal, Church Stretton, Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury, Whitchurch,… Read More »Shropshire Council Local Plan consultation Mark II
Road closures planned for July 2020
There are two road closures for July impacting Whittington Division. An overnight road closure on the A5 between Four Crosses roundabout and Whittington Roundabout, and Tedsmore Lakes road closure for ducting work. A5 overnight road closure July 13th – resurfacingHIGHWAYS ENGLAND Four Crosses roundabout to Whittington roundabout13th July to 31st July 8pm to 6am nightly… Read More »Road closures planned for July 2020
Pradoe Footpath: sorted
I am pleased to report that the issues have now been resolved and I am grateful to the landowners for their help. Pradoe Footpath: sorted 🙂 Last week I blogged about a resident’s complaint about access problems – overgrown footpaths and a stile that wasn’t suitable for people with access/mobility issues. I raised the issues… Read More »Pradoe Footpath: sorted