Plans for Wellington Bus Depot go on show

Plans for new homes at the Wellington Bus Depot site were put on display on Friday 6th March at the Wellington Regeneration Exhibition.

Plans have been submitted for 31 new homes, one bedroom apartments and two bedroom houses, which would all be made available for affordable rent.

The new homes would bring additional benefits to the area in the form of jobs and a boost to local business.

In consultation with Telford & Wrekin Council and Wellington Town Council, the Trust and Jessup, who would be constructing the houses, have developed a scheme that will go towards meeting housing need. The homes would also boost the economy by £7.7million and provide 71 jobs including 3 apprenticeships.

Matt Winn, from the Trust’s development team, who was on hand to show the plans to attendees at the event, said: “We had really positive feedback throughout the day and there seems to be a lot of local support, which is great as the homes will go towards meeting the need for affordable homes.”

The properties will be designed to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 and will be funded by The Wrekin Housing Trust with grant funding for the scheme from the Homes and Communities Agency.