Harworth Group hosted a public consultation event in October 2018 to present its initial plans, with over 600 people in attendance. Feedback from the consultation contributed to the emerging masterplan for the site, which was presented at the follow up public consultation event in May 2019 prior to the masterplan’s eventual planning submission to both Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Councils in December 2019.
In addition, Harworth also submitted a planning application to release 1.9 million tonnes of saleable sand and gravel from the greenfield area of the site over a period of 5 years. Harworth are continuing to work closely with Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Councils to coordinate the approach to the planning application consultation responses and to understand the phasing of infrastructure contributions.
Alongside masterplanning, Harworth are also undertaking the demolition of the former Power Station buildings including the cooling towers, that were successfully demolished in December 2019. The National Grid and Western Power Distribution substations and equipment will not be demolished and the assets will form part of the overall masterplan.