Decision details

TWC/2022/0424 - Site of former Reynolds House/former Boyd House, Ironmasters Way/Boyd Close, Telford Town Centre, Telford, Shropshire

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Decision status: Refused

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The application sought full planning permission for enabling and engineering works comprising of ground remediation, reprofiling, demolition of the existing substation, and the diversion of existing utilities. The works were required in connection with the forthcoming ‘Station Quarter’ redevelopment.


A query was raised regarding the traffic issues in the town centre and whether operating hours for the site could be adjusted to quieter times so that business would not suffer from disruption. The Planning Officer stated that the availability of construction workers limited operation hours. To work on Sundays and bank holidays would add to the cost of development. There was a high tech solution to mitigate the impacts of construction with an online booking-in system to alleviate traffic on the highway.


Members questioned that while there were dust mitigation measures mentioned in the report, there was no mention of mud. With winter coming up, what measures would be in place for mud?

Officers confirmed that there would be wheel wash facilities at the exit.


Upon being put to a vote, it was unanimously:


RESOLVED – that delegated authority be granted to the Service Delivery Manager to grant full planning permission (with the authority to finalise any matter including conditions, legal agreement terms, or any later variations) subject to:


1)         The applicants/landowner entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Local Planning Authority (with terms to be agreed by the Development Management Service Delivery Manager) relating to the following:


a)         £104,500 towards Biodiversity Net Gain

2)         The following conditions and informatives:

a)         A04                 Time limit

b)        B057              Remediation Works

c)         B059Custom           Waste Management Plan

d)        B130              Trees – Protective Fencing

e)         C38                 Development in accordance with deposited plans

f)          C091              Development in accordance with Ecology Survey

g)        C091              Development in accordance with CEMP

h)        I06                               Memorandum of Understanding

i)          I17b                Coal Authority Development Low-Risk Area

j)          I32                               Fire Authority

k)         I40                  Conditions

l)          I41                  Reasons for grant of approval

m)       RANPPF1

Publication date: 22/09/2022

Date of decision: 31/08/2022

Decided at meeting: 31/08/2022 - Planning Committee

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