Historic walkway to be preserved if 3,000 homes built off M54

The man behind plans for hundreds of homes off the M54 says the historic Monarch’s Way, which runs through the site, would be preserved.

The managing director of Bradford Estates, Viscount Alexander Newport, has said there should be no concerns over the future of the long distance footpath.

The Monarch’s Way route, which covers some 625 miles and passes through Shropshire, honours King Charles II’s daring escape after his defeat in 1651 in the final battle of the English Civil War at Worcester. About one mile of the path will pass through parts of the J3 development if planning permission is granted.

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