“Putting houses here would be shortsighted” says Councillor

“Putting houses here would be shortsighted” says Councillor

From the BBC:
The legacy of a historic foundry must be “recognised” as it goes up for sale, according to locals.

The Aga Rangemaster foundry in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, closed in November, ending 300 years of ironworking on the site.

Its owners have now put the site up for sale and residents say they want to see any buyer preserve its “unparalleled” history.

A former worker says it should remain as an industrial site.

More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-shropshire-42621761

pic: Cllr Nicola Lowery

2 thoughts on ““Putting houses here would be shortsighted” says Councillor

  • January 10, 2018 at 9:05 am
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    The site is too heavily constrained for housing and most types of “conventional” development. A purchaser will be forced to utilise much of the existing infrastructure. A continued commercial use is inevitable.

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  • January 10, 2018 at 9:25 am
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    It should remain industrial.
    Besides the old “wing shops” are listed and belong to other people i belive.
    Also it will help the local area with jobs.

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