FOR ALL OF US
A LIVING PLACE MADE FOR
Weston will quickly become part of the Shropshire community. Residents of surrounding villages might be enrolled in its schools, its training courses or with its GPs. It will be an inviting place to charge the car, stop for a coffee or pick up some local produce for dinner. Whatever the reason for visiting, you will find it easy to get to – by rail, bus, bicycle or on foot.
“Shropshire Council recognises that this proposal may represent a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to meet cross-boundary needs, through delivery of nationally significant employment opportunities, high quality housing and a local centre to provide services, facilities and infrastructure as part of a planned new settlement within an important strategic corridor.”
SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL, LOCAL PLAN REVIEW, 2019
Developing the next generation
A new regional centre for learning, research and development, with incubator and accelerator facilities to boost local skills alongside up to 750,000 sq ft of educational, laboratory and commercial space within a high quality, designed landscape.
Weston can bring up to 9,100 net additional jobs, the capacity of Shrewsbury Town stadium, in industries with future growth potential and established supply chains in the region: advanced manufacturing, agri-tech, modern methods of construction and renewable technologies.
Growing local business
The residents, employees and visitors at Weston provide a thriving new market for local products and services. Those in the supply chain for manufacturing, agritech and envirotech will have new corporate customers. And anyone with a great idea for a new business will find both space and expert support at our on-site incubator.
Our vision is for a zero carbon, future ready place where new technologies and measures are incorporated into the development. Providing exceptional levels of sustainability to its community through a low-carbon lifestyle encompassing energy efficient buildings, electric vehicle charging, clean energy locally grown produce and walkable connections.
BIO-DIOVERSITY NET GAIN
Bradford Estates is committed to ensuring that there will be at least a 10% increase in biodiversity within the Weston site boundaries through the enhancement of existing farmed land habitats, as well as the linkages between them, to create a more vibrant, species-rich and resilient landscape.
VIEW ON HOW
An active lifestyle is second nature at Weston, which puts everyday facilities within walking distance and creates safe routes for walking and cycling. Playing fields, green space and access to water invite active leisure and wellbeing.
A PLACE FOR
YOU TO MAKE
Our estates have always had a simple design principle: to create affordable, well-designed and comfortable houses that enable the residents to call this home. We’re now raising the standard by providing homes for the whole life cycle: starter, family and senior living.
Our masterplan for Weston is shaped by its rich landscape setting and defined by an aim to open up this environment to the public. Landscape will be a key driver for Weston, using historic pathways, woodlands and existing agricultural form to create a distinctive setting for businesses, local people and residents to enjoy.
The new landscape plan will create the basis of a series of cycle and walking connections which will link through and into the site. The landscape structure will ensure that all areas are unlocked by safe, pleasant and sustainable movement corridors.