Council gives go-ahead for Randlay Centre re-development start at Telford

Randlay CentreShropshire Councillors at Thursday nights Plans Board gave the green light for the start of work to redevelop Randlay Centre.

The application from J Ross Developments Ltd got the thumbs up for the demolition and re-construction of the existing local centre and the building of a new community centre, retail units and a 72 bed care home.

In addition 15 two-bedroom apartments and three one-bedroom apartments are planned. The existing ball court will be relocated.

Building worked will be carried out by the group’s construction arm JR Pickstock Ltd.

The council will be doing various highway works, including sealing off the underpass that goes from the Randlay Centre to Whitworth Avenue under Randlay Avenue and replacing it with a new pedestrian crossing with signals and widening the footpath along Randlay Avenue.

Cllr Eric Carter, Cabinet member for Regeneration said, “I am delighted this application has been granted consent, it heralds the start of an ambitious programme of regeneration for Randlay as part of Telford & Wrekin Council’s Borough Town’s Initiative. It will provide a range of important community facilities which will really benefit local residents.

He added “The council has worked closely with the developer and the Parish council in a bid to get the best possible development for the area