FRESH to demolish the Herald Printers building in Whitchurch and replace it with six dwellings and 15 apartments have been submitted to Shropshire Council.

Applicant, Alex Sharp, hopes to redevelop the site which has been empty since 2005.

Plans had been successfully submitted in 2017 to build six dwellings and three apartments on the site.

But a proposal to build six dwellings and 15 apartments in September last year was.

A design and access statement for the current proposal was prepared by HDS Architectural Services.


It said: "The application site includes the Herald Printers Works which fronts onto Newtown along with land to the rear which runs down towards Jubilee Park.

"The building has been unused since around 2005 and is in significant decline.

"The buildings have been neglected with significant water ingress and dilapidation internally."

It continued: "The layout, scale and landscaping of this scheme is the same as what was previously approved. 

"Therefore, we suggest that these proposals will be acceptable for this application, as there has been no change.

"The appearance of the proposed buildings will remain as per the proposals previously approved."

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The statement concluded: "As this scheme is very similar to what was approved, we do not foresee any issues with the scheme as submitted.

"We do not believe that any relevant national, or local planning policy has changed since this application was approved that might materially affect a decision on a new application.

"We therefore respectfully request that planning permission is to be granted for this scheme."