The village of Bayston Hill is an urban area in a rural setting of 5500 residents set in Shrewsbury's countryside fringe some five kms south-west of the centre of Shrewsbury. The village has a thriving village community with an active Parish Council, a busy village hall, Women's Institute, annual pantomime, etc., and a strong local identity. It also has well supported village facilities.
Whilst there has been a welcome increase in village-based employment in recent years, the majority of residents work in nearby Shrewsbury and Telford. Road links are good, with Bayston Hill located near to both the A5 and A49.
The open countryside surrounding the village is a major attraction for many of the residents. This, and the strong desire to maintain a separate identity to Shrewsbury, has led to a widely held belief that the village has grown enough and that there should be no more housing beyond its boundaries, although this is currently under threat, see below:
New Planning Applications
An application to build 39 houses off Gorse Lane was received on 15 Dec 2014. Ref no: 14/05324/OUT. Deadline for making representations to Shropshire Council: 4 January. See link below.
An application to build 10 houses on land south of Bayston Hill, west of A49 (Cornwall Drive/Kendricks Bank area) was received on 18 Dec 2014. Ref no: 14/05556/OUT. Deadline for making representations to Shropshire Council: 7 January. See link below.
Bayston Hill Parish Council Planning Committee voted unanimously to OBJECT to both these applications at a meeting held on Monday 5 January 2015.
Although the deadline for consultation for both these applications has passed, please continue to make your comments on these applications on the Shropshire Council website. (Click on the links, or go to www.shropshire.gov.uk/Planning and search by reference number). As these were received over the Christmas/New Year holiday, a verbal assurance has been given by Shropshire Council Planning Department that consultation will continue for a further week or so after the given deadline.
In January, another two planning applications were been received:
An application to build 35 houses to the north of New Pulley Lane was received on 7 January 2015. Ref no: 14/05655/OUT. Deadline for making representations to Shropshire Council: 27 January 2015. See link below.
An application to build 3 houses on land to the north of Hanley Lane was received on 8 January 2015. Ref no: 14/05560/OUT. Deadline for making representations to Shropshire Council: 28 January 2015. See link below.
These applications were discussed a meeting of Bayston Hill Parish Council Planning Committee on Monday 19 January 2015, 7.00 p.m. at the Memorial Hall. The Committee voted unanimously to OBJECT to both these applications.
Hard copies of all four planning applications are available to view in the Library and in the Parish Office.
There are petitions for residents to sign to object to the planning applications in the Parish Office and at Lyth Hill Stores next door if the office is closed.
Volunteers are needed on Saturday 31 January, 9.30 a.m. to help plant fruit trees in the community orchard at Bayston Hill Quarry. Map:http://bit.ly/1cUwwgL
Contact Dan Wrench on 01743 252529 or on the day on 0771 839 1794 for more information.
New Opening Hours for Parish Office
The new opening hours for the Parish Office from 22 September 2014 are:
Monday 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Thursday 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon
Outside of these hours, please leave telephone messages (01743 874651) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be dealt with as soon as possible.
If your query is urgent, please contact Councillor Ted Clarke on 874449.
Please remember to check the new Community Information Page, most recent addition is cheaperenergytogether.
Changes to the Parish Council website.
Please be aware changes are continuing to be made to the website, your patience is appreciated whilst they are completed.