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Local Plan Review – site allocations consultation meeting in Bishop’s Castle on 21 January

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Shropshire Council’s planning policy team has launched the ‘Preferred Sites’ consultation which runs until Thursday 31 January 2019, and during this time there will be a number of public meetings open to all, throughout the county, where local proposals will be explained and there will be the opportunity to discuss in depth how they impact locally. Please come along and have your say on how your community is shaped for the future.

The Bishop’s Castle place plan area meeting will be held on Monday 21 January 2019 at the Public Hall in Bishop’s Castle, starting at 7pm.

The Preferred Sites consultation document outlines a housing policy direction to improve the delivery of local housing needs and establishes development guidelines and development boundaries for a number of communities in the area including Bishop’s Castle, Clun, Bucknell, Worthen and Chirbury. The plan sets out the preferred sites to deliver the scale and distribution of housing and employment growth during the period 2016 to 2036.

Jonny Keeley, local Shropshire Councillor for Bishop’s Castle, said:-

“Across south west Shropshire we have a number of communities that have been designated as hub settlements, which will see new housing development over the next 20 years. These meetings give the public the chance to find out more about these sites and to have their say on them. We recognise the need for new housing in the area, but also want to make sure we allocate the correct sites and provide housing which supports our communities to be sustainable.”

If you are unable to attend any of the public meetings you can still comment on the proposals by following the link below and commenting on the documents online:-


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your local community enablement officer Mathew Mead at mathew.mead@shropshire.gov.uk.