Residents who attended a consultation on the potential development of Pauls Moss in Whitchurch have given a positive response to what they have seen.
Wrekin Housing Trust held the event, which was hosted at the Civic Centre, last Friday and were joined by strakeholders such as Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson called in while attending a separate event, at the request of Shropshire Councillor Peggy Mullock, who is also chair of Whitchurch Patients Group.
Councillor Mullock said: “As chair of Whitchurch Patients Group, I was delighted to see the turnout from people whose daily lives will be affected by this potential development.
“I would like to think that they will have been impressed by what they saw. Their views will form the basis of how the project intends to move forward.
“Those views were also collated and used in the first stakeholder event on Tuesday. It was also an unexpected bonus to receive Mr Paterson, plus Shropshire Council’s portfolio holder for Economic Growth, Nic Laurens.
“It was great to see how impressed he was with the project.”
Graham Moore, who lives in Pauls Moss Court, said: ” I think it’s great as long as they can move people outright.
“The big house is empty and the flats are full of asbestos. I am worried about parking – the car parking are in our deeds.
“But still now we get people coming and parking at the flats when they go to the doctors.”
Jean Hall, a resident at Pauls Moss, has been raising concerns since The Herald first reported the story.
She said: “I’m very happy with that I’ve seen – I have always said this type of living is the way forward for people like us.
“I think they should still always be considering the residents of the house. Bit it is brilliant having all the surgeries together.
“My lasting concern is how will everyone who needs to find somewhere to live, even though Wrekin Housing Trust have said they will find something for us.”
Barbara Lloyd is also a resident at Pauls Moss. She said: “I didn’t really have an idea about what they were going to do.
“It’s the having to move out and find somewhere else, but I am very impressed by it. It’ll be like new, and even better, when we go back.”
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