Newport and District Civic Society (NDCS) is made up of local people from Newport and the surrounding rural area who care about the places we live,work,shop and socialise. We are not simply about retaining the old but very much about influencing the new to provide a better environment and community for all to enjoy.

Planning Applications

TWC/2021/1111 – Linden Hall Surgery, Station Road – Change of use of outbuilding into medical consulting rooms with reception, wc, 10no rooflights and installation of access ramp.

Details in the link below. Any comments to T&W by 17/12/21 :- https://secure.telford.gov.uk/planning/pa-documents-public.aspx?ApplicationNumber=TWC/2021/1111

Plans for former Newport hotel to be converted into 17 apartments approved.

Extract from report by Charlotte Bentley Shropshire Star. Telford and Wrekin Council has approved plans for the former Royal Victoria hotel on St Mary’s Street, Newport to be converted into accommodation. Back in 2018, full planning permission and listed building consent was granted for the “demolition of rear extension and the internal floors for the […]

The former Royal Victoria Hotel -Developer claims paying school and play area improvement contributions will make project ‘unviable’

Extract from an article by Alex Moore Shropshire Star. In 2017, Hawk Developments Ltd and Town Centre Properties Ltd were granted permission to convert Newport’s Royal Victoria Hotel into seven apartments and build 21 terraced houses behind it, between St Marys Street and Water Lane. In a report for Telford and Wrekin’s Planning Committee, council […]

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The Society is considering offering to host a meeting of representatives from other local groups and voluntary bodies to see if any common issues which relate to the town and its future would benefit from being addressed by representatives and/or volunteers from other local groups/voluntary bodies. The meeting would be held at a date yet […]

The Blue Diamond Group acquires Mere Park Garden Centre.

The Blue Diamond Group announce the 38th Garden Centre acquisition, Mere Park Garden Centre in Newport, Shropshire. Blue Diamond managing director Alan Roper said: “Mere Park Garden Centre has excellent A1 retail planning permission and is a quality freehold asset. The site has strong potential and Newport has a strong AB1 demographic.” David Brierley, the […]