Have a read of the OPT website, it's all in there. No 'culls'...just common sense

I hope that if there is to be a large increase of dwellings in Cressage that they will be of the great design and quality of the new millennium village in Ketley.

Getting people to work through transport advice and vehicle loan.

This is not true any more. There are NO government targets as they have now been scrapped by the new regime.

Much Wenlock is open Monday to Friday between 8.30am - 6.00pm, appointments also available 6.30pm - 8.30pm Monday evenings only (by appointment only).

Ever since Mrs Thatcher did away with building standards in 1980, houses have got smaller and smaller and are not adequate for our future needs. (our children are getting steadily taller)

2)Discourage second home ownership - through taxation, and making it socially unacceptable

Cressage had a public house, "The Eagles" which was shut down early 2008, but reopened December 2009. It was once again shut down in early 2015 and sold at auction. It currently remains closed.

There is no point at which the supply will outstrip demand from outside the area and reduce prices to affordable levels.

In 584, Saint Augustine reputedly preached under the Cressage Oak.[3]

The village was originally called Christesache, or "Christ's Oak", and this over time has been corrupted to form the word "Cressage". The oak tree was part of a forest (which no longer exists), and a cutting from it was planted near the village in 1616. This was later relocated due to railway construction.[3]

You have attractive new development in Cressage,remember not everyone wants to live in what can be pretty but rather poky timber-framed cottages.

Nothing wrong with being aspirational - but should we allow peoples 'aspirations' to dictate planning policy ? Lots of city dwellers high on "Escape to the Country" demanding more and more housing until England is semi-continuous sprawl ?

Among the village's well-known inhabitants was Admiral Sir Herbert Annesley Packer, who was born in the village on 9 October 1894.[7]

yes but the demand is still there from the people who want houses and the developers who want to build them, so the market will still force this through not the government

Who said anything about degrading the quality of life in Cressage?

So when will it stop ? Can we go on allowing 'development' until every green field is housing, every bit of woodland has been destroyed ?

Obviously the houses we all live in have been built on green field sites originally, right from the year dot. That's avoiding the issue - when do we STOP building ? When do we say enough is enough? Because the other option is to carry on until the whole country is suburb, apart from a few National Parks. A vision of hell.

What I am saying pat is pointlessly opposing new development means that the real tragedy is .... what gets built, does not get addressed.

Whether it is to your liking or not, this is happening all across the country due to the increase in the population. Hence, smaller towns/villages are becoming part of a "greater" town or district.

Eutopia doesn't exist, we can all have ideas but realising achieveable one's is the key!

If new housing is considered to be acceptable by planners in a specific area then give power to their elbow by demanding a high standard of quality and design. This will help to future proof the area from being degraded.

There are plenty of empty houses and brownfield sites - it just people dont want to live where the housing is. looking at our squalid and violent inner cities I'm not surprised frankly

It's all very well sitting in smug Shropshire thinking we've got 'plenty' of space left. From my location on the outskirts of London I can tell you we haven't - pretty much all the available sites are built on and the towns and cities are starting to merge


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The only solution is to build social housing limited to people already living and working in the area, if you think the market needs to be distorted in this way.

"this is happening all across the country due to the increase in the population

(FWIW -My flat was built in about 1880, before that it was marshland near Hounslow Heath)

Cressage is a village and civil parish in Shropshire, England. It lies on the junction of the A458 and B4380 roads and the River Severn flows around its northern boundary. The Royal Mail postcode begins SY5.[2] The parish council is combined with the neighbouring parish of Sheinton.


The village of Cressage could more than double in size under plans to meet tough government housing targets - sparking fears from residents that there would be "too much development".

Also people will always commute from Cressage and the likes, that is the way life is if you want to stay where you live and have a good job.

Difficult decisions will need to be made but also ask yourself this question.

Find out about what makes good design,find out what 'Homezone' is all about and keep an open mind to styles of housing. Pretend victorian/georgian is not the only option.

We have to fight now , otherwise it'll be too late. Every little bit of sprawl is lost countryside we'll never get back.

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It comes as a separate scheme to build 23 homes, a play area and new roads in the north Shropshire village of Woore, near Market Drayton, was thrown out by councillors at a meeting yesterday.

Ideally they should be built near places of employment - reducing car travel etc. Cressage is hardly a major manufacturing centre.

Cressage railway station was a railway station on the Severn Valley line. It opened on 1 February 1862[1] with a single platform and a siding. By 1898 it had acquired an additional platform along with a signal box and the sidings had been expanded. Although thought by some people to have been closed as part of the Beeching axe in 1963 its planned closure pre-dated his report.

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