Residents of Ketley and the wider Telford area have raised concerns with their MP, Lucy Allan, about proposals to redevelop the ex-Greenways site, at Recycling House, and the impact these plans will have on local road conditions and the safety of pedestrians and motorists.
Proposals by Johnsons Aggregates & Recycling Limited, which are currently under review with Telford and Wrekin Council, could see up to ten HGVs pass along Waterloo Road, in Ketley, each day before 7am, as well as a further 40 entries in and out of the Recycling House site across the course of the day.
Ms Allan, who has been kept abreast of developments by Councillor Joy Francis, met with Ketley residents last month and is joining their call for the Council to block Johnsons Aggregates & Recycling's application on the grounds of safety.
This is not the first time the site, on Rock Road, has been the subject of an unwelcome planning application.
Back in December 2016, residents of Lawley, Overdale and Ketley in Telford joined forces for a demonstration over an application submitted by the then-owners of the site, Greenways, which sought to extend operational times, make provision for increased HGV access, and extend the site's existing buildings.
Greenways subsequently went into administration, and the site has been unused since.
Photo - Lucy Allan MP with Waterloo Road residents