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Public meetings to be held as part of strategic sites consultation

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The Ironbridge Power Station site

Three public meetings are to be held as part of a 10-week public consultation on a number of strategic development sites in the Shropshire Council area. The consultation began this week (1 July 2019).

The consultation document proposes that there is sufficient evidence and justification for Shropshire Council to give positive preference for the allocation through the ongoing Local Plan Review of strategic development sites at:

  • RAF Cosford.
  • The former Ironbridge Power Station, Buildwas;
  • Clive Barracks at Tern Hill; and

Comments are also invited about a possible site at Junction 3 of the M54.

In the next two weeks Shropshire Council will be holding three public meetings to promote the consultation, and to give people the opportunity to find out more and raise questions and comments.

Event: RAF Cosford and Junction 3 of the M54
Location: RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, TF11 8UP
Date/time: Wednesday 10 July from 7pm to 9pm

Event: Former Ironbridge Power Station
Location: Buildwas Village Hall, Park View, Buildwas, TF8 7DA
Date/time: Wednesday 17 July from 7pm to 9pm

Event: Clive Barracks, Tern Hill
Location: Stoke upon Tern Village Hall, Langley Dale, Stoke Upon Tern
Date/time: Thursday 18 July from 7pm to 9pm

Robert Macey, Cabinet member for housing and strategic planning, said:

“These three strategic sites would generate new investment in employment, increasing the number but also the quality of jobs locally, and provide additional housing, improved infrastructure and local services. These meetings are an opportunity for people to find out more about the proposals and the current consultation, and raise any questions or comments. We hope as many people as possible will come and join us.”

Formal consultation on a full ‘pre-submission’ version of the revised Local Plan is expected in spring 2020.

About the consultation

  • The consultation will run for 10 weeks from 1 July to 9 September 2019.
  • Consultation documents are available on the Shropshire Council website – at www.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved – and paper copies will be provided at libraries and council offices in the main towns.
  • A significant number of organisations and individuals who have already registered with the council will be notified directly of the publication of the consultation documents by email.
  •  Officers will continue to engage directly with individual parish councils and town councils during the consultation period to help them to explore the implications of the proposed approach in their local context.
  • Electronic responses are encouraged, to reduce printing and distribution costs and to reduce the time spent collating and analysing paper responses.