British Sugar submits plans 470-home proposals for Shropshire factory site

Out-Law News | 20 Mar 2014 | 3:49 pm |

British Sugar has submitted an outline planning application to Telford and Wrekin Council for a major residential redevelopment of its former sugar factory site near Allscott village in Shropshire. 

As well as the construction of 470 homes, the proposals for the 36 hectare site include a primary school, public open space, sports facilities and 500 square metres of commercial space including a business hub, a shop and a health centre.

The site was previously occupied by a sugar beet processing factory which closed in 2007.

British Sugar said in its planning statement that its vision is to "create a new sustainable village through the regeneration of the disused industrial site and the provision of a range of high quality sustainable homes and neighbourhood facilities which would support both the new community on site and the surrounding communities in established villages".

Subject to grant of planning permission, construction on the site is expected to start this year and to be delivered in five phases, with completion scheduled for 2022.