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Residents urged to have their say on Local Plan before deadline

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Residents are being urged to have their say before a consultation into the future of Shropshire’s Local Plan closes.

Shropshire Council is consulting on the pre-submission draft of the Local Plan – but residents are being urged to give their feedback before the deadline – 5pm on Wednesday 30 September 2020.

This is an important additional stage of the plan consultation and has been agreed in order to allow people to have their say on a full draft of the Local Plan before the council proceeds to the statutory Regulation 19 stage of plan making.

Residents are urged to have their say on the Local Plan

Residents are urged to have their say on the Local Plan

The council is undertaking a partial review of the Local Plan for the period 2016 to 2038. Four rounds of consultation have been carried out since 2017, with the most recent considering strategic development sites.

Robert Macey, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for housing and strategic planning, said:

“The Local Plan review is really important for the whole of Shropshire. I am urging those who have not yet had their say on the Plan to do so before Wednesday’s deadline.

“The Local Plan is about how we will continue to meet our current needs as well as the needs of future generations of residents and businesses. It really is a vital document that will set out the future for our county.”

David Turner, local Shropshire Councillor for Much Wenlock, said:

“Housing growth is an issue that has generated a lot of interest among residents of my area and it is vital that they make their voice heard.

“Much Wenlock residents need to have their say on the Local Plan before the consultation ends on Wednesday.

“The proposals for the town form an important part of the plan and I would like everybody to have a look and give their feedback to the council.”

Following the consultation, the council will give consideration to all the responses made before progressing the Plan later in 2020.

As part of the Local Plan review, a consultation into strategic development sites was carried out in summer 2019. The consultation proposed sites at the former Ironbridge Power Station, Buildwas; Clive Barracks at Tern Hill; and RAF Cosford, but proposals for a strategic employment site, housing and related community services north of Junction 3 of the M54 weren’t supported as a preferred development site.

You can take part in the consultation by going to the council’s Get Involved pages.