Following bids to the Government last year, a number of local communities in Shropshire have been chosen to play a key role in the new national Neighbourhood Planning programme.
Kinnerley Parish Neighbourhood Plan
In November 2012 Shropshire Council's Cabinet resolved to adopt the planning element of the Parish Neighbourhood plan prepared by Kinnerley Parish Council.
The Kinnerley Parish Neighbourhood Plan will therefore become aligned with Shropshire Council's SAMDev Plan rather than as a stand alone formal Neighbourhood Plan. A copy of the document is attached below.
Draft Neighbourhood Plan for Much Wenlock
Much Wenlock’s Neighbourhood Plan has been drafted and is now in the final, legally-required, stages. Between now and 3rd April 2013 local residents and other stakeholders have an opportunity to suggest changes to the Draft Plan.
For more information on the Draft Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan please follow the relevant link at the bottom of this page.
Which communities will be involved?
The following communities have all been selected as 'frontrunners' to prepare Neighbourhood Plans to support the future development of their areas:
- Much Wenlock
- Lydbury North
- Shrewsbury -Underdale, Monkmoor and Abbey wards
What is the purpose of Neighbourhood Plans?
Neighbourhood Plans will allow communities to shape the future of their areas. This could include determining the location of shops, offices and schools to setting standards of design for new housing. We will assist these communities as they guide their own development growth.
We are working closely with the frontrunner areas, the Government and with the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) in developing an approach to neighbourhood planning appropriate to Shropshire.
For more information on this ongoing work please view the 'Neighbourhood Planning in Shropshire' presentation attached to this page.
How are Neighbourhood Plans prepared?
Neighbourhood Plans are instigated and prepared by local communities with the support of the Local Authority. They include extensive community engagement and will be looked at by an independent examiner to consider how the plan fits in with local and national planning policies.
The Government’s Localism Bil was enacted in Novemebr 2011 and set out the formal requirements for the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan.
For the latest information on Shropshire’s Neighbourhood Planning programme see the regular newsletter updates by selecting the appropriate attachments on this page. Information on each of the bids for the Neighbourhood Planning areas is also attached.