Monthly Archives: March 2015

Afternoon of Entertainment (Age UK)

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is holding its annual Afternoon of Entertainment 2015 variety show at Oakengates Theatre in May.

Now in its eighth year, this hugely popular show is aimed at the over 60s living in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin living either independently or in a care setting and promises a fun afternoon of music and comedy.

The theme of this year’s show is the Swinging 60s and will feature the music of The Beatles. Frank Sinatra and Elvis as well as songs from the musicals of that era. A line up of professional entertainers including the Two Beatles Tribute Band, comedians Dandy Glynnis & Allan Briscoe and local entertainer Dave South will be joined by choirs from Wrockwardine Wood Arts Academy and Redhill Primary Schools.

There will also be a raffle with great prizes and refreshments on sale.

The Afternoon of Entertainment variety show will take place on Tuesday 19th May 2015 from 2pm to 4.30pm at Oakengates Theatre@ The Place, Oakengates, Telford TF2 6EP.

Tickets are now on sale priced at £5 each available from Age UK based at Meeting Point House at Telford Centre.

Site of Adamson House, Bridge Road, Horsehay

The Parish Council has been notified of the following planning application:

TWC/2015/0255 Site of Adamson House, Bridge Road, Horsehay, Telford, Shropshire Erection of four terraced dwellings and erection of six apartments following demolition of Adamson house with associated parking and landscaping.

Please Note

Dawley Hamlets Parish Council is NOT the Planning Authority; this is the function of The Borough Council. The view of the Parish Council does not carry any extra weight (over and above any other resident) nor is it guaranteed to be taken into account when any decision is made by the Borough Council. The Parish Council is simply invited, by the Borough Council, to give its views on planning applications. If this planning application affects you, or you have a view which you wish to be taken into consideration by the Planning Officers of the Borough Council then it is important that you convey that opinion directly to the relevant authority (which is Telford and Wrekin Council). The Parish Council is unable to “pass on” the views of others to the Planning Authority but it may take into account the views of residents of the Parish when deciding upon its own position on any particular application.

Telford and Wrekin Five Year Housing Land Supply Statement: March 2015

Telford and Wrekin Five Year Housing Land Supply Statement: March 2015

The Borough Council has announced  a revision to the Council’s Five Year Housing Land Supply Statement, previously published in November 2013. The updated statement sets out the methodology used to underpin a revised assessment of housing supply as required under paragraph 47 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The revised statement will be applied, where relevant, to the determination of planning applications.

If you wish to view the statement, it can be accessed via the Planning Policy and Strategy webpage on the Telford and Wrekin Council website (

Kissing Gate to be installed.

In response to concerns expressed by residents that the gate to Little Dawley’s playground has been locked for 5-6 weeks making access difficult, the Borough Council have agreed to  provide a kissing gate which, we are informed, will be installed next to the locked gate by the end of of next week.

March Meeting of the Parish Council


1. Apologies
2. Declarations of Interest and Dispensation Requests

3. Public Session
4. Police Session
5. To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 18th February 2015

6. Projects to consider for the future benefit of the Parish

7. Parish Matters
a) The Aqueduct – Structural Survey
b) Summer Family Event
c) War Memorial Gates

a) To consider applications and receive permissions and refusals.
9. Accounts
a) List of payments and cheques for signature TO BE TABLED
b) Bank Reconciliation TO BE TABLED
C) Grants

10. Correspondence

11. Items for the next agenda.

12. Date and Venue – Annual Parish Meeting

12. Date of next meeting –
Wednesday 15th April 2015 at 7.00 p.m. at Horsehay Village Hall.


All Labour in Vain – planning refused.

The Parish Council has just been notified that planning application TWC/2014/0788 has been refused.

TWC/2014/0788 All Labour in Vain, Wellington Road, Horsehay. Erection of 10 dwellings and conversion of a barn into a dwelling.

Proposal: Erection of 10 dwellings and conversion of a barn into a dwelling ***AMENDED PLANS AND INFORMATION RECEIVED***
Location : All Labour in Vain, Wellington Road, Horsehay, Telford, TF4 2PU

Telford & Wrekin Council HEREBY REFUSE FULL PLANNING PERMISSION for the development proposed by you as shown on the application form, plan(s) and supporting document(s) for the following reason(s):

1. The Local Planning Authority considers that the proposed development by virtue of the layout and design, fails to address Wellington Road, the footpath fronting the site and A5223. Consequently the proposal fails to reinforce local distinctiveness or create a distinctive sense of place, the character and appearance of this urban location, the existing street patterns and traditional frontages, and would appear incongruous in the streetscene. The proposal is therefore contrary to ‘Saved’ policies UD2 and H6 in the Wrekin Local Plan, CS15 of the Core Strategy and the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework

2. The site is subject to a slope whereby a number of retaining walls are proposed, where it is necessary to ensure that development will not have an impact upon the integrity of the site and surrounding area. A completed Slope Stability Declaration Form for the site is therefore required prior to determination of any proposed development. As this information has not been provided, the Local Planning Authority has insufficient information to determine the application and considers the application to be contrary to ‘saved’ policy EH14 Land Stability of the Wrekin Local Plan1995 – 2006, and paragraph 120 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

3. The proposal would result in a level of development whereby contributions towards education facilities and off site leisure and recreation facilities are required. The applicant has failed to provide a Draft S106 agreement to provide the necessary contributions nor provided any financial viability information to justify any reduced contributions. Accordingly the proposal is contrary to ‘saved polices’ H22, OL12, LR6 and guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.


The Local Planning Authority has acted positively and proactively in accordance with Wrekin Local Plan policies and the National Planning Policy Framework in determining this application by identifying matters of concern with the proposal and raising those with the applicant/agent. However, in this case it has not been possible to arrive at a satisfactory resolution for the reasons set out in the reason for refusal.
This decision notice was issued by Telford & Wrekin Council on the 02/03/2015

Full details of the refusal can be downloaded from the Borough Council’s website.