Thursday, November 07, 2013

Parish council opposes demolition of Mary Webb's Shropshire home

The Shropshire Star reports:
Members of Longden Parish Council voted unanimously last night to reject plans submitted to Shropshire Council ... to demolish Spring Cottage. 
The home was built by Mary Webb and her husband Henry in 1926. 
But under submitted plans, it would be replaced with a six-bedroom home, housing a swimming pool, studio, cinema and orangery. 
Residents last night attended the meeting, held at Longden Village Hall, to voice their concerns over the plans.
But the parish council is not the planning authority, so the battle is not won yet.

The Star goes on to say that plans to have the bungalow listed by English Heritage have failed, but further with Shropshire Council to have the property “spot listed” are continuing.

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