Gladman Developments has won its appeal against a refusal by Telford & Wrekin Council to grant planning permission to build over 300 homes north of Haygate Road in Wellington.
Planning inspector David Wildsmith recently issued a decision in favour of the developer.
The council had originally granted outline planning permission, but planning heads ordered a second look at the proposal, stating that Telford already had enough homes earmarked for the area.
At a hearing in February, the barrister representing Telford & Wrekin Council, said there was no need for a development which could cause “harm” to the area. He said there were other places more suitable for development purposes, adding: that the Gladman project was neither necessary or sustainable.
A representative of the Short Wood Primary School in Wellington said that the development would cause overcrowding in the local school system and could have a negative impact on education.
Upon being refused, Gladman appealed to the National Planning Inspectorate, claiming the Telford & Wrekin Council had taken too much time to reach a decision.
Hundreds of local residents had signed petitions to stop construction from taking place at Haygate Fields, which is close to the cricket club. A group of concerned citizens known as the Haygate Fields Group even carried out fundraising activities to pay for a barrister to help them fight the developer.