WEM Town Council will continue their objections to the construction of a residential care home on land off Mill Street.

The plan was to build a large development on land off of Mill Street, including the construction of two blocks of residential care homes comprising of 50 units with communal facilities; formation of car parking; diversion of public right of way and associated works.

But after concerns were raised by local residents and members of Wem Town Council, the planning application was refused in 2019 on grounds related to parking, landscaping and flooding.

The planning application has been resubmitted and at June's full council meeting, held virtually on Thursday, June 25, town councillors once again reiterated their objections.

Councillor Pauline Dee expressed her exasperation at the plans being submitted again.

"I don’t know how many times I have to appeal against this," she said. "It’s just an absolute nonsense.

"Where they think they could get the carers for this development, given the struggles from other homes in town.

Cllr Chris Mellings hoped the plans would be rejected by Shropshire Council again, saying: "Lets hope the planning inspector see sense and throws this out and that be the end of it."

Cllr Geoff Soul suggested that the town council continue their objections.

"I think we should keep it simple," he said. "Reading [the application] through I can see nothing has changed and I think we should reassert this view."