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/2021/1225 – Construction of a solar farm comprising ground mounted solar photovoltaic arrays together with battery energy storage facility.

Details of the above application and associated works can be viewed by copying the link below into your search engine. Comments to T&WC by no later than 31/1/2022 :-

Land adjacent Lion Inn, 1 Newport Road, Edgmond – Erection of 27affordable homes (5no. shared ownership and 22no. affordable rent) and associated access, landscaping and drainage works.

Details of the above can be accessed by copying the link below into your search engine. Any comments to T&WC by 25/1/2022 :-

Work to turn Newport hotel into apartments will restart in the new year.

Extract from article by Charlotte Bentley Shropshire Star. Full planning permission was granted to the developer on November 22 this year by Telford and Wrekin Council for 17 apartments at the former Royal Victoria Hotel. After 18 months of deadlock, Town Centre Properties finally got the go-ahead for the additional mansard roof which will house […]

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Society News

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 […]