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Golf Links Lane

Golf Links Lane - Wellington - Shropshire

We are preparing detailed proposals for a development of new homes on land to the east of Golf Links Lane, Wellington – a site which already benefits from outline planning permission.

  • Overview

    Land off Golf Links Lane

    We are currently in the process of drawing up detailed plans for a new residential development of 84 high-quality homes on land to the east of Golf Links Lane, Wellington.

    The land we are proposing to develop covers a total area of 2.7 hectares (6.7 acres), as shown on the plan pictured right, and the site was granted outline planning permission for up to 85 homes by Telford and Wrekin Council in 2012, as part of wider plans for the redevelopment of Ercall Wood Technology College.

    The existing outline consent also provides for access to the new development to be taken from Golf Links Lane.

    We are now preparing a new planning application which deals with detailed issues not already established at outline stage – including property design, final layout, building materials and landscaping. Our plans also include proposals for community allotments and a children’s play area.

    We held a public consultation event in Wellington on Wednesday 15 June to give local people the chance to view our latest proposals and provide their feedback on the scheme. You can view the information displayed at the exhibition by looking at the 'About the site' and 'What's proposed' tabs on this page, or by clicking here to download the exhibition boards.

    The pre-application public consultation period for our proposed development has now closed. All comments received by Wednesday 29 June will now be taken into consideration as we finalise our planning application for submission to Telford and Wrekin Council.

  • About the site

    The proposed development site

    The proposed development site is located to the east of Golf Links Lane and south of Holyhead Road, and covers an area of 2.7 hectares (6.7 acres).

    The land was formerly occupied by playing fields and tennis courts belonging to Ercall Wood Technology College – facilities which have now been relocated as part of the recently completed redevelopment of the college campus to the south of our site.

    Planning background

    In June 2012, Telford and Wrekin Council granted outline planning permission for residential development on the site as part of wider redevelopment proposals for Ercall Wood Technology College. This means that the principle of residential development on our site with access from Golf Links Lane has already been formally established.

    We are currently preparing a planning application which deals with detailed design elements which have not been established at outline stage. This includes property design, detailed layout, building materials and landscaping. The outline masterplan for the development site is shown below, while our detailed design proposals are shown in the 'What's proposed' tab.

    Outline masterplan

    The outline planning consent granted by Telford andWrekin Council in June 2012 established the principle of the “demolition of the existing Ercall Wood Technology College and the erection of a 900 place secondary school, community sports facilities, 130 dwellings and associated access, car parking and works”.

    The college redevelopment, including community sports facilities, has now been completed and we are bringing forward detailed plans for one of two parcels of land approved for residential development. Our site (Residential Site A) has permission for up to 85 new homes, while the second site off Limekiln Lane (Residential Site B) has been brought forward for development separately. The approved outline masterplan is shown below.

    Wellington Outline Masterplan

    The approved outline masterplan for the Ercall Wood site. Click to enlarge.

    Site considerations

    Before we start designing a new scheme, we complete an assessment of the site and the surrounding area. We record those features we will need to take into account in our design. All of the relevant considerations, whether they fix the way our scheme will have to be designed or give us a real opportunity to make the most of a particular feature are shown here.

    Wellington Cons  Opps

    This plan shows how the characteristics of the site and its surroundings are being considered in the design of our scheme. Click to enlarge.

  • What's proposed

    About our proposals

    The image below shows the proposed layout of our development. It is intended as a guide to show you how the properties, open spaces and internal roads could be arranged. This layout is not final and changes could be made to the layout we submit as part of our planning application, depending on the comments we receive during our pre-application public consultation and subsequent discussions with the local authority.

    Wellington Layout Plan

    The proposed layout plan for our development. Click to enlarge.


    Key facts

    • 84 new homes
    • A mix of 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom properties
    • 15% affordable housing (12 homes), in line with outline planning consent
    • Vehicular access from Golf Links Lane
    • Landscaping and informal areas of open space
    • Pedestrian and cycle links to the surrounding area

    Proposed designs

    Our proposed scheme seeks to create a high-quality development that can help to fulfil the local need for market and affordable housing while respecting the character and heritage of the surrounding area.

    The images below illustrate how our proposed new homes could look, showing examples of some of the architectural styles, features and building materials we are proposing to use.

    Wellington Street Scene 1

    Wellington Street Scene 2

    Examples of how our proposed new homes could look.


    Key facts

    • Traditional design in keeping with the character of the local area
    • Architectural styles, features and building materials to reflect local character
    • A mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced homes
    • Mainly 2-storey buildings with a small number of 2.5 and 3-storey properties

    Access and drainage proposals

    Access to the proposed development will be provided by a new ‘T-junction’ with Golf Links Lane, of 6 metre radii, as shown on the plan pictured below. This is a standard means of achieving access to a development of this scale.

    Access and roadways within the site are to Shropshire County Council’s specification, and will be designed in agreement with the council's requirements.

    A hierarchical system of road design has been followed when considering the site layout; the main road within the site comprises an Estate Road, of 5.5 metres width. An Access Road is also proposed off this of 4.8m width, serving a small number of units in the east of the site. Finally, a limited number of plots will be served by private drives. 

    Wellington Access Plan

    The proposed access arrangement for our development. Click to enlarge.

    Surface water arising from the development will be restricted to a maximum discharge rate of 10.2 litres/second, the existing greenfield runoff rate for the 1 in 2 year storm, with a 20% betterment.

    Surface water will be discharged to an existing drainage outfall in the north of the site, mimicking the existing situation. This provides a significant betterment against the existing situation whereby surface water may runoff in an uncontrolled, unrestricted manner. Surface water discharge will be restricted to this rate for all storm events to the 1 in 100+30% Climate Change storm. This will be achieved through the provision of a Sustainable Drainage System to serve the development.

    Storage to enable this discharge rate will be provided within the sewer system itself, by way of large diameter pipes, as well as geocellular crate attenuation storage. In terms of the treatment of surface water prior to discharge, this will be facilitated through the potential incorporation of permeable paving and filter drainage features to separate out contaminants ‘at source’ within the development.

    It is proposed that the storm sewer network (as well as the foul sewer network) will be adopted by Severn Trent Water.