Horsehay Pool management plan consultation

Start Date:
1st December 2020

End Date:
1st February 2021

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Horsehay Pool, Telford is a much-loved local green space that is popular with locals and great for wildlife. Telford & Wrekin Council are keen to hear how you use the space and what you think about the three proposals to safeguard its future.

Download the PDF Document at the link below:  2020.04.27_Horsehay_Pool_Site_Analysis_and_Sketch_Options__1_

Your views will help shape the development of Horsehay Pool Management Plan, so thank you for taking time to complete this short survey – it should only take you about 5 minutes to do.

Take the survey by clicking on this link

Following on from the consultation Red Kite will work the feedback into a final site master plan which will ensure work can begin to improve the pool.

  • Consultation will close on the 1 February 2021 at 12 noon.

For more information please email the Local Enviromental Locality Manager Roger Leverett  by email at Telford & Wrekin Council, Addenbrooke House, Telford TF3 4NT

Background information: 

In January 2020 Telford & Wrekin Council commissioned Red Kite Network Limited, of Coalport, Telford to develop a whole site management plan for Horsehay pool.

Horsehay Pool is located within the Horsehay Conservation Area and is a regionally significant historical site and a Telford & Wrekin Council Green Guarantee Site.

The pool was constructed to power the steam engines for the nearby Ironworks owned by Abraham Darby II between the years of 1754 – 1757. The adjacent railway line linked these ironworks with The Gorge and the wider area.

The plan has been developed to bring together all interested parties to create a holistic plan for the maintenance of the whole site, to include ecology, visitor access, angling, water levels and maintenance of historic features.

To develop the plan Red Kite spoke to many organisations and individuals to obtain site history, site usage and future aspirations. These organisations and individual are:

  • Telford & Wrekin Council
  • Dawley Hamlets Parish Council
  • Friends of Horsehay Pool
  • Telford Angling Association
  • Telford Steam Railway Trust
  • local residents.

The plan will be used as the basis for securing external funding to deliver the plan.

Red Kite and Telford & Wrekin Council are now seeking comments on the plan and the future vision for the maintenance and development of the site.

At the end of the plan are three proposed maintenance and development options for the pool and its environment, including the open space on Bridge Road to the south of the pool.


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