PLANS for the change of use of land near Grange Road in Ellesmere for commercial use have been submitted to Shropshire Council.

The land is west of Grange Road, and was officially received by Shropshire Council on Tuesday, December 14.

According to a design and access statement submitted with the application, the plan were originally submitted in March of this year but more ecological information was needed.

It added: "The application site extends to circa 1.58 hectares, located to the west of the A528 on the northern edge of Ellesmere.

"It is undulating grassland with mature hedgerows on most of the boundary.

"A new access is proposed off Grange Road to serve the whole site. The location of the new access is in a 40mph zone and (around) 25 metres south is the 30mph sign.

"The road is straight and wide level verges provide good visibility in both directions.

"We have liaised with a highway officer, Mark Wootton, who confirms that a visibility splay of 2.4m x 120m is appropriate. This can be achieved at the site."

It added: "A Flood Risk Assessment, prepared by Woodsyde Developments Ltd has been submitted as part of the application.

"The FRA advises that the majority of the area for the proposed development falls within Flood Zone 1 and subject to satisfactory surface water drainage there will be no flood risk to the site or any other properties.

"A small area of depression is evident on the site close to the eastern boundary which will be eradicated following re-engineering of the site and provision of appropriate surface water drainage to the buildings and access roads."

Consultation on the plans closes on Friday, January 7 and it is expected that a decision will be determined in February.

For more details and to comment, head to and search 21/05802/OUT.