A planning application has been submitted for a new major development on the former Meole Brace Pitch and Putt site, to the south of Hazledine Way.
The mixed-used development proposal includes mixed retail, a gym, drive-thru coffee shop and drive-thru restaurant, tanning and beauty salon and an 80-bed residential care home, plus car parking for 110 cars, with two EV charging points.
Plans have been submitted by Cordwell Leisure Developments on behalf of Shropshire Council, who have been appointed as development managers.
Building could be completed as early as November 2023, with the new development operation by April 2024, subject to planning permission.
Negotiations with prospective tenants have already begun (Starbucks and KFC are named in the planning application form). It is hoped the development will benefit the local economy and raise additional income for Shropshire Council.
Under the plans the eastern side of the site would be sold with the aim of building a care home on the land.
To view the planning application in full, visit Shropshire Council's online planning portal HERE Ref: 22/03877/FUL
The 3.95-acre, vacant greenfield site is comprised of grassland with mature trees and hedging along its boundaries, having ceased to operate as a pitch and putt course in 2019.
Following years of declining use of the Meole Brace Pitch and Putt, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet agreed – on 22 March 2017 – to dispose of the 3.9 acres site to a prospective developer.
Subsequent market conditions and the Covid-19 pandemic meant that the sale could not deliver the anticipated capital income, and on 23 September 2021 full Council agreed to revise the approach on the disposal of the Pitch and Putt site.