Shropshire Council formally adopted the Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD) on 24 February 2011.
The Core Strategy sets out the strategic planning policy for Shropshire, including a 'spatial' vision and objectives. It also sets out a development strategy identifying the level of development expected to take place in Shropshire (excluding the Borough of Telford and Wrekin) up until 2026.
Following several stages of production and consultation, the Core Strategy was submitted to the Secretary of State in July 2010. It was subsequently subject to an Examination in Public (EiP) by the Planning Inspectorate, including a two week formal public hearing session in November 2011.
The adopted Core Strategy incorporates the binding recommendations set out in the Planning Inspector's report and accompanying appendices.
Where can I view these documents?
The Adopted Core Strategy, the Inspector's Report and the Adoption Statement can be viewed in the attachments section on this page.
These documents, along with the Inspector's Report are also available to view at Shropshire Council's Area Headquarters within normal office hours:
- Bridgnorth: Westgate, WV16 5AA
- Ludlow: Stone House, Corve Street, SY8 1DG
- Oswestry: Castle View, SY11 1JR
- Shrewsbury: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, SY2 6ND
- Shrewsbury: Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, SY3 8HQ
- Wem: Edinburgh House, New Street, SY4 5DB
They are also available to view at all libraries and customer service points in Shropshire within normal opening hours.
Conformity with the NPPF
Following publication of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) an assessment of the conformity of the Core Strategy with the new requirements of the NPPF has been undertaken. The Core Strategy has been found to be in conformity with the NPPF. The assessment can be downloaded below.