Shropshire business boss backs plan for thousands of homes near M54 in Tong

A business leader has backed plans for a ‘garden village’ of thousands of homes and a large business site on green belt land near Tong.

Richard Sheehan said the Bradford Estates’ proposals to build up to 3,000 homes and a 50-hectare business site on land near Junction 3 of the M54 were an “exciting development” which could attract “vital” young talent to boost the economy.

Mr Sheehan, the chief executive of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, was speaking in a letter sent to Viscount Alexander Newport, managing director of the Bradford Estates, in which he said many of the county’s current thriving business parks were built on green belt land.

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