Housebuilder proposes 1,050-home alternative to rival scheme in green belt

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has unveiled plans to construct 1,050-homes on a site the firm claims would be a "more sustainable option" than a green belt location currently being considered by the local authority for such a scheme.

A visualisation of the Tasley Garden Village proposals. (Pic: Taylor Wimpey)
A visualisation of the Tasley Garden Village proposals. (Pic: Taylor Wimpey)

The firm announced this week that it wants to build the Tasley Garden Village scheme on greenfield land south of the A458 and west of Ludlow Road at Bridgnorth in Shropshire.

It said that, alongside the homes, the scheme would include 16 hectares of land for employment use, a new local centre and primary school.

The plans also include the creation of a new country park, the firm added.

Taylor Wimpey said that it is promoting the site through the Shropshire Council's local plan review process "as a more sustainable alternative" to an existing local plan review option of delivering a garden village on green belt land at Stanmore, which was consulted on last year by Shropshire Council.

The Stanmore site is being promoted at the 'Stanmore Village' development by a consortium comprising the Apley Estate, Stanmore Properties and other local landowners.

Taylor Wimpey is consulting on its proposals until 1 June. It said that comments received will help to shape the future promotion of the site through the local plan review process.

Shropshire Council announced recently that it had decided to "pause decision-making and consultation on the emerging local plan review" due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It said that a consultation on a pre-submission version of the local plan would not take place in May 2020 as previously agreed. The authority said that it now expected to submit the plan for examination in early 2021, with adoption expected in early 2022.

The Stanmore Village consortium was approached for comment but had not responded by the time of publication.

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