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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 …

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Landowner hits back at MP’s criticism of ‘gigafactory’ plan near M54

Plans to use greenbelt land for a giant electric car battery factory came from a council and not the landowner, who has hit back at criticism from an MP. Viscount Alexander Newport, managing director of the Bradford Estates, said that the suggestion of using land west of Tong and north of Junction 3 of the M54, …

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The battle to bring giant car battery factory to site near M54

The Midlands has laid down a marker in the battle to host a major electric car battery site. A site close to the M54 and near the Shropshire-Staffordshire border, has emerged as a contender in the battle to host a major electric car battery site. Earlier this year it was revealed that the Government’s Department …

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M54 housing development plan will include ‘full range of sustainable transport options’, says boss

The leading light behind a controversial development proposed near Tong has responded to a report claiming garden villages could become “car-dependent commuter estates”. The managing director of the Bradford Estates claims the report, conducted by Transport for New Homes, is a warning of what can happen when developments are “not done well”. Viscount Alexander Newport …

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500 acres of parks and public space promised as part of controversial development near M54

More than 500 acres of private land will be converted into parks and space for the public as part of a controversial green belt housing plan, the team behind the scheme has pledged. The proposals are part of Bradford Estates’ plans for land near Tong and off Junction 3 of M54, which focus on building …

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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 …

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Solar panels could provide electricity for all 3,000 homes planned near M54, say developers

Solar panels could provide the electricity for all 3,000 homes planned for a controversial green belt development, according to the organisation behind the project. The Bradford Estates say that it wants its proposals for land off Junction 3 of the M54 and west of the village of Tong to result in a net-zero-carbon community. The …

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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” …

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M54 homes plan ‘will bring nearly £400 million into county’

Nearly £400 million would be brought into Shropshire every year if the plan for a new business site and thousands of homes near Junction 3 of the M54 is passed, claims the group behind the controversial scheme. The managing director of the Bradford Estates has moved to highlight what he says will be the multi-million …

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