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Mixed views on Shropshire homes
Countryside campaigners have praised one council in Shropshire for its house building but criticised another.

Telford and Wrekin is among the best for building on previously developed sites, according to the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

Latest figures show 50% of new homes in the area were built on brownfield sites compared to 17% in 2000.

But the CPRE criticised Oswestry Borough Council for allowing homes to be built across larger areas.

The campaigners are keen for developers to build homes fairly close together so they impact on smaller areas.

It gives guidelines that there should be at least 30 homes per hectare. However, homes in Oswestry have been built at average densities of 16 homes per hectare.




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