Estates will ‘explore all avenues’ over 3,000 homes plan near M54

The organisation behind plans for 3,000 homes on green belt land says it will “explore all available avenues” for the proposals after Shropshire Council decided not to back the scheme.

Shropshire Council’s cabinet voted to go ahead with an extra stage of consultation on its draft local plan at a meeting on Monday, but the draft does not include the Bradford Estates proposals for land north of junction three of the M54 and west of Tong.

Reacting to the decision Viscount Alexander Newport, managing director of the Bradford Estates, welcomed the council’s decision to hold a fresh round of consultation on its plans, but said not pursuing their proposal was a “missed opportunity” for the council.

Lord Newport also suggested that he will continue to pursue the possibility of making the controversial project a reality.

He said: “Monday’s cabinet meeting shows that all major housing development can be controversial.

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