Two new planning applications for Newport

Nix Service Station, Forton Road, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7JR – Proposed extension of retail unit to form two self contained retail units with formation of additional car parking

https://secure.telford.gov.uk/planning/pa-documents-public.aspx?Applicationnumber=TWC/2020/0201
Consultation expiry date 25/03/2020

Land adjacent The Three Fish, Stafford Road, Newport, Shropshire – The erection of 2no. Drive-Thru units (A1, A3, A5) with circulatory routes, associated car parking, landscaping, and other works.

https://secure.telford.gov.uk/planning/pa-documents-plans-public.aspx?ApplicationNumber=TWC/2020/0207
Consultation expires 27/03/2020.

The future of Newport High Street

Newport Civic Society has invited six Newport businesses, both old and new and from both the retail and service sectors to talk of the challenges the High Street faces togther with an opening presentation by a member of the Newport Town Team.
The presenters will respond to the questions of ‘Why Newport’, ‘What is business like in Newport’ and if they had a magic wand what would they want to see change in Newport that would improve their business.
The presentation will be followed by a short question and answer session and while refreshments are available informal discussions can take place.

The event will take place at St. Andrews Church Hall in Church Aston TF10 9JG at 7.30pm on Tuesday 25th February 2020. All are welcome to attend and the normal rules apply to admission, free to members and £2 for non members to cover the costs of refreshments and hall hire costs.

Newport Regeneration Partnership -Latest News.

Newport Regeneration Partnership met at Harper Adams University recently and agreed an updated Constitution which is fit for purpose as the members work with Telford & Wrekin Council, Harper Adams University, Newport Town Council and all partners, for the benefit of Newport and the surrounding rural areas.
The new document has enabled the Partnership to appoint a new Senior Team, this is headed by Eric Carter as the President, with Stephen Bentley as Chairman and Bill Harper and David Griffin, elected as Vice Chairmen. The new Constitution will also enable more organisations, groups, businesses and authorities to join the partnership.
The Partnership will meet regularly to ensure a good working relationship and to offer support, ideas and concerns (where necessary) to officers and the developers as they work towards the Innovative Ni Park development off the A518 in Newport.
There was a good attendance, with 18 partner organisations represented, and a strong will and commitment to working together for the Town and surrounding Parishes.
Officers of Telford & Wrekin Council attended to update members of the strategy and infrastructure for the development that will see Agri-Tech businesses move to the new site in the coming years, offering high quality jobs, bringing innovative ideas and supporting the area with extensive new ideas and ground-breaking initiatives.
Stephen Bentley, said “Newport Regeneration Partnership has been working with and for its partners for over 30 years and is looking forward to a bright future for Newport and the surrounding areas, bringing new jobs, innovative ideas and supporting businesses, the local authority and Harper Adams University as they strive to put Edgmond, Newport, Telford & Shropshire at the fore-front of Agri-Tech initiatives”

Telford & Wrekin Council SHELAA – Call for Sites

Telford & Wrekin Council is inviting land owners to submit sites which may be suitable for future development.
The Council has to identify a future supply of land which is suitable, available and achievable for economic development, housing and other uses, such as renewable energy leisure developments. It is the Council’s priority to identify land for employment development.
The Council will assess all site submissions, consider the location, potential constraints and uses on each site. To be included within the Call for Sites potential sites should be at least 0.25 hectares in size or capable of providing at least 5 homes. The Call for Sites does not guarantee that the Council will support or allocate the site for development.
This is a new exercise and will replace information gathered as part of the 2012 Call for Sites, land owners will have to re-submit sites for consideration. For information on how to submit a site, please visit: www.telford.gov.uk/callforsites The deadline for submissions is Summer 2020, a final date will be posted on the ‘Call for Sites’ webpage in due course.
The results will be published in the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) and provide an evidence base of potential sites to inform future planning policy work.
Telford & Wrekin Council has also published two documents on our website:
• A new Local Development Scheme (LDS): https://www.telford.gov.uk/lds this sets out the local planning authority’s timetable for preparing documents which form part of its Development Plans.
• A new Statement of Community Involvement (SCI): https://www.telford.gov.uk/sci this sets out how the council intends to engage with the local community in planning issues.

Presentation by Veolia – Civic Society speaker meeting on the 28th January 2020.

‘Newport & District Civic Society will be holding its January meeting on Tuesday 28th in St. Andrews Church Hall, Church Aston TF10 9JG at 7,30pm, the speaker is Ruth Jones, from the Communications and Engagement Office for Veolia Telford & Wrekin based at Hortonwood . The talk will be about the local recycling service in Telford & Wrekin – how to use the service, what happens to the materials and also education and community initiatives delivered by Veolia. So if you have ever wondered which bin to put your aerosol cans in – come along to find out.
How Telford & Wrekin has compared nationally with recycle rates over the last decade will be discussed and how they intend to continue to increase the level of recycling within the Borough with more initiatives like the food waste project’
The presentation will be followed by a short question & answer session and while refreshments are available informal discussions can take place..
All are welcome to attend and the normal rules apply to admission, free to members and £2 for non members to cover the costs of refreshments and hall hire costs’

26th November 2019 -T&WC Cabinet member Cllr Carolyn Healy – Talk on promoting tourism and protecting Newport heritage buildings.

Newport & District Civic Society will be holding its November meeting on Tuesday 26th in St. Andrews Church Hall Church Aston TF10 9JG at 7,30pm, the speaker is Carolyn Healy and she is the Cabinet Member for Visitor Economy and the World Heritage Site and Cabinet Champion for Heritage, having been elected to the Borough Council in May. She will be talking about her role and how Telford and Wrekin Borough Council supports the tourism sector and promotes visitors to the borough and specifically Newport. She will also outline the work being done to protect Newport’s heritage. The presentation will be followed by a question & answer session.
All are welcome to attend and the normal rules apply to admission, free to members and £2 for non members to cover the costs of refreshments and hall hire costs.

£4 million project to build homes behind Newport’s Royal Victoria Hotel restarts

Details in the link below:-

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/property/2019/10/11/4-million-project-to-build-homes-behind-newports-royal-victoria-hotel-restarts/

Mayor of Newport -Cllr. Peter Scott speaking at 29th October 2019 meeting

The Newport & District Civic Society will be holding its second meeting on the 29th October where our re-elected Mayor Peter Scott will enlighten us on the role and authority of a Town Council mayor within a unitary council structure. Peter will finish the evening by taking questions from the audience, so do not miss the chance to hear the views of your Mayor in an open forum.
The event will be held at St. Andrews Church Hall in Church Aston TF10 9JG at 7.30pm, everyone is welcome and as usual entry is free to members with a charge of £2 to non-members to cover refreshments and hall costs.

TWC/2019/0796 – Change of use for part of market hall to a bar.

Details of the above application can be found in the link below. Any comments must be with T&WC by 28th October 2019. Comments to planning.control@telford.gov.uk :-

https://secure.telford.gov.uk/planning/pa-documents-public.aspx?Applicationnumber=TWC/2019/0796

Talk and photo presentation on ‘Old and New Newport’

Old & New Newport is a pictorial presentation by Keith Smith and Tony Forrester who over the years have collected photographs of Newport as it has developed from a traditional market town to what we know today. The event will be held at St. Andrews Church Hall Church Aston TF10 9JG on Tuesday 24th September 2019 at 7.30pm.
Everyone is welcome with entry free to Civic Society members (membership year starts in September so a good time to join) with a charge of £2 to non members to cover refreshments and hall costs.