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Shropshire Housing Development Consultation to be considered at Cabinet

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Shropshire Council’s planning policy officers are preparing the final recommendations for potential sites for new housing and employment land ahead of a Cabinet meeting this week.

The next stage of the Site Allocations and Management of Development Plan (SAMDev plan) will be considered by Cabinet on Wednesday 26 June.

The draft strategy sets out priorities for the third phase of public consultation, proposed to begin on 1 July. This will follow on from the extensive work that took place in 2012, when people were given the chance to comment on proposed sites for development in their community.

Thousands of Shropshire residents took part in the consultation through a variety of channels, including an online questionnaire, social media and Q&A sessions at some 180 public meetings.

Mal Price, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for planning, said:

“I was genuinely encouraged by the number of Shropshire people that took part in last year’s consultation. This input has been of the utmost value in shaping the future of the county’s development and we have carefully considered all responses.


“The next step is to explain how we have changed plans for development as a result of the consultation. Taking into account what the public have said we have proposed some new options that better meet the needs of the public whilst managing the national requirement for development.”

This draft consultation strategy will be considered at Cabinet on 26 June 2013. If approved, the strategy will go out to public consultation from 1 July to 31 August 2013 with a view to approval by Cabinet of a final version of the plan by the end of 2013.

To view the Cabinet papers, please click here.

For more information on SAMDev in general please visit shropshire.gov.uk/samdev