Ellesmere Wharf Development


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We were commissioned by Burbury Investments to prepare a masterplan and outline planning application for a major mixed use development on the edge of Ellesmere Town in Shropshire.

The development proposals include a new narrow boat marina and canalside improvements, 80 bed hotel, leisure spa, pub & play barn, holiday cabins and touring caravan sites as well as 250 new houses.

The site covers an area of approximately 76 acres along the Shropshire Union Canal and, as it was initially zoned outside the towns development boundary, required extensive consultation with Shropshire Council to enable it to be successfully included within the new Local Plan.

The proposed scheme will create a new high quality leisure and residential based extension to the town, bringing significant benefits and enhancing the linkage with the canal.

A key factor in the development of the proposals has been responding to the existing site constraints and input from a number of key stakeholders, such as Canals & Rivers Trust, English Heritage and the Town and Rural Councils. We have worked very closely with the Environment Agency to ensure the proposals provided major improvements to the existing flood situation and gained their full support.

Outline application is expected June 2015.

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