Homes England plans for Shropshire industrial park withdrawn following protests

Homes England plans for Shropshire industrial park withdrawn following protests

A joint application submitted by Homes England and Telford and Wrekin Council for an industrial development on a greenfield site in Shropshire has been withdrawn following protests from local residents.

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