The site lies to the north west of Telford, off Redhill Way.
The former clay pit was purchased from Redland / Lafarge in 2001. Lands Improvement received outline planning permission for residential development on the site in January 2006 following the signing of a Section 106 planning agreement. This will be a landmark scheme for Telford. The planning gain package includes the delivery of an Ecology Park within a County Wildlife Site which makes provision for a population of Great Crested Newts. The scheme will also deliver affordable housing on site and makes substantial contributions to local community initiatives.
A reserved matters approval for the Ecology Park was granted in mid 2006. Construction of the Ecology Park has been completed successfully and the Great Crested Newts have been released into the new habitat.
In 2008 Lands Improvement let a £4million earthworks and infrastructure contract to prepare the ground and service the new development including a new roundabout on Redhill Way capping off 12 mineshafts and creation of development profile. This work was completed in early 2009 .
Following grant of planning consent initial “ready to build” parcels has been sold to Taylor Wimpey who have completed a number of new homes establishing a new community in the area.
Remaining land with fantastic views and outline planning consent for 119 homes on 8 acres is available for sale.