Tag Archive for Housing

Councillors’ race to meet Freedom of Information demand

Bishop’s Castle town councillors are facing a daunting task, thanks to a Freedom of Information request from a local landowner. Dr Ross Jones of Star Farm in Colebatch has asked for copies of every response to the questionnaire sent out by the town council last year as part of the consultation for the new Town Plan.…

Outrage at “opportunist” bid to build new estate

The town council is raising strong objections to plans for a new estate of ten houses off Woodbatch Road. The narrow strip of land is owned by the Jones family at Star Farm in Colebatch.  It lies directly behind the back gardens of homes on the west side of The Ridge and The Novers. Bishop’s…

Oak Meadow dropped from housing development plans

Revised Prefered Options report . The designation of a particular site for new housing doesn’t mean houses will necessarily be built there. That depends on a private developer coming along who wants to buy the site and develop it. Local communities can benefit from new open market housing as developers have to pay a levy…

Call to move livestock market to biomass site

Bishop’s Castle livestock market could be moved from the centre of town to the Brampton Road business park site, a group of campaigners has suggested. If the auction yard was moved, its current site could be used for affordable housing and parking. The Bishop’s Castle Group, which campaigned successfully against the development of a biomass power…