Shropshire Council

Reg 19 pre-submission draft local plan

  • Period: 18 December 2020 - 26 February 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • Audiences: Everyone
  • Topics: Community and living, Planning, Site development
  • Type: Public
In response to the current lockdown restrictions, which came into force on 5 January 2021, the representation period has been extended. The representation period now runs from Friday 18 December 2020 - Friday 26 February 2021. All representations must be made by 5pm on Friday 26 February 2021.

Introduction

Shropshire Council has published the Regulation 19: pre-submission draft of the Shropshire Local Plan and its supporting documents to invite representations from all parties on compliance with all legal requirements, including the duty to co-operate, and soundness. In response to the current lockdown restrictions, which came into force on 5 January 2021, the representation period has been extended. The representation period now runs from Friday 18 December 2020 - Friday 26 February 2021. All representations must be made by 5pm on Friday 26 February 2021.

Guidance on making representations is provided within our updated 'Representation Form: Guidance Note'.

Following this consultation, it's intended that the Shropshire Local Plan will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination (subject to representations received during this consultation and subsequent necessary approvals). The purpose of this examination is to consider compliance with all legal requirements, including the duty to co-operate, and soundness.

During the examination, the Planning Inspector will consider all representations made to this consultation by 5pm on Friday 26 February 2021.

The Regulation 19 pre-submission draft of the Shropshire Local Plan

The Regulation 19: pre-submission draft of the Shropshire Local Plan represents an advanced and fully formed version of the Local Plan. It identifies a vision and framework for the future development of Shropshire to 2038; addresses needs and opportunities in relation to housing, the local economy, community facilities and infrastructure; and seeks to safeguard the environment, enable adaptation to climate change and helps to secure high-quality and accessible design. It contains:

  • Draft strategic policies which set the priorities and framework for the Local Plan
  • Draft ‘strategic’ implementation policies and more ‘detailed’ draft policies for managing development
  • Draft settlement policies which provide draft strategies and draft guidelines for the settlements of Shropshire, including where appropriate identifying draft proposed site allocations
  • Draft strategic settlement and draft strategic site policies which identify these draft proposed sites and provide draft strategies and draft guidelines for their development

The draft provides a degree of certainty for communities, businesses and investors, and a framework for managing development.

A Regulation 19: pre-submission draft of the policies map, consisting of a draft overview map for Shropshire and a range of more detailed draft inset maps, has also been prepared alongside the Regulation 19: pre-submission draft of the Shropshire Local Plan, and are attached to the bottom of this page. The map illustrates where location-specific policies apply and where land is allocated for specific uses.

Supporting documents and evidence

In addition to the draft plan, we're also seeking representations on:

The draft plan has also been subject to an equality and social inclusion impact assessment. The assessment is available using the link in the text, and at the bottom of the page.

As required by the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, we've also produced an updated formal statement of the representations procedure. This document is available using the link in the text, and at the bottom of the page.

An extensive evidence base has informed the preparation of the draft plan, which can be viewed using the link in the text.

Summaries of previous stages of consultation can be viewed in the 'Planning policy' section of the Local Plan Review section using the link in the text. Further information about the Local Plan Review can be found on the Local Plan Review webpages using the link in the text. We've also prepared a consultation statement and updated consultation plan, available using the links in the text, and at the bottom of the page. 

Representations can be made on any of the supporting documents and evidence by relating them to the resulting paragraph, policy (including its explanation), site or policies map in the Regulation 19: Pre-Submission Draft of the Shropshire Local Plan.

Making representations

In response to the current lockdown restrictions, which came into force on 5 January 2021, the representation period has been extended. The representation period now runs from Friday 18 December 2020 - Friday 26 February 2021. All representations must be made by 5pm on Friday 26 February 2021.

A two-part representation form, adapted from the Planning Inspectorate’s model form, is available for all interested parties to complete and submit:

Updated part A representation form: personal details (need only be completed once): 

Part B representation form: your response(s) (please fill in a separate part B representation form for each representation you wish to make, relating it to the relevant paragraph, policy (including its explanation), site or policies map):

If when completing the part B representation form you require more space than allowed, please continue on a separate sheet and submit it alongside the form itself. If you're completing more than one part B representation form, please ensure that it's clear to which part B representation form any additional sheets relate.

Please note: In your representation you should provide succinctly all the evidence and supporting information necessary to support your representation and your suggested modification(s). You should not assume that you will have a further opportunity to make submissions. If you wish for material you have previously submitted to be considered part of your representation on the Regulation 19: Pre-Submission Draft of the Shropshire Local Plan, please ensure that it is actually included within your representation, rather than only referenced within it.

Completed representation forms and other correspondence can be submitted by emailing: Planningpolicy@Shropshire.gov.uk

If submitting your own response, please enter your last name in the subject field of the email. If submitting a response on behalf of a client, please enter their last name in the subject field of the email.

Completed representation forms and other correspondence can also be submitted by post to: Shropshire Council, Planning Policy & Strategy Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND

Our preference is for people to respond using the two-part representation form via email to: Planningpolicy@Shropshire.gov.uk

Please note that we can't accept anonymous representations. You must provide your name and contact details. Your personal data will be processed in line with our Planning Policy privacy notice.

Notification

Representations may be accompanied by a request to be notified at a specific address of any of the following:

  1. Submission of the Shropshire Local Plan for independent examination under Section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004;
  2. Publication of the recommendations of the person appointed to carry out an independent examination of the Shropshire Local Plan under Section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004; and
  3. Adoption of the Shropshire Local Plan.

Viewing published documents

The Regulation 19: pre-submission draft of the Shropshire Local Plan and its supporting documents can be viewed via this page.

Please note: until the lockdown restrictions came into force on 5 January 2021, the Regulation 19: Pre-Submission Draft of the Shropshire Local Plan and its supporting documents were also available to view electronically using available computer/tablet facilities at the ‘Shropshire Local’ Shop in the Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury; at specified Shropshire Libraries (Albrighton, Bayston Hill, Bishop’s Castle, Bridgnorth, Broseley, Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimer, Craven Arms, Ellesmere, Gobowen, Highley, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Much Wenlock, Oswestry, Pontesbury, Shifnal, Shrewsbury, Wem and Whitchurch); and at the council's main office at: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND, during each facility's specified opening times and subject to the availability of computer/tablet facilities, use of which may have been by appointment.

Hard copies of the Regulation 19: Pre-Submission Draft of the Shropshire Local Plan were also available to view at the above Shropshire libraries and Shropshire Council’s main office at The Shirehall, during each facility's specified opening times, subject to availability and in some instances by appointment.

However, as a result of current lockdown restrictions, which came into force on 5 January 2021, it is not currently possible to use computer/tablet facilities at the ‘Shropshire Local’ shop; Shropshire libraries or Shropshire Council’s main office (The Shirehall), to view the Regulation 19: Pre-Submission Draft of the Shropshire Local Plan and its supporting documents. It is also not possible to view hard copies of the Regulation 19: Pre-Submission Draft of the Shropshire Local Plan at the Shropshire libraries or Shirehall.

If these restrictions are lifted to the extent that they allow these facilities to reopen to the public, these opportunities to view the Regulation 19: Pre-Submission Draft of the Shropshire Local Plan and its supporting documents will again become available (subject to compliance with any other Covid-19-related restrictions). Any changes to the availability of these facilities will be documented on this webpage.

In the absence of access to these facilities, if you wish to view the Regulation 19: Pre-Submission Draft of the Shropshire Local Plan and its supporting documents, in the first instance please seek to view them on this website using the above links.

If you do not have access to the internet, Shropshire Council can, on request, provide a paper copy of all or part the Regulation 19: Pre-Submission Draft of the Shropshire Local Plan document and the two-part representation form in the post. In these circumstances please call the following number: 0345 678 9004.

To ensure the best use of resources Shropshire Council will consider requests for paper copies of all or part of the Regulation 19: Pre-Submission Draft of the Shropshire Local Plan document and the two-part representation form on a case by case basis and may be required to apply a charge in order to cover costs of printing and postage.

Documents

The Regulation 19: pre-submission draft of the Shropshire Local Plan and its supporting documents are available to view on under the ‘Proposal’ tab.

In response to the current lockdown restrictions, which came into force on 5 January 2021, the representation period has been extended. The representation period now runs from Friday 18 December 2020 - Friday 26 February 2021. All representations must be made by 5pm on Friday 26 February 2021.

A two-part representation form, adapted from the Planning Inspectorate’s model form, is available for all interested parties to complete and submit:

Updated part A representation form: personal details (need only be completed once): 

Part B representation form: your response(s) (please fill in a separate part B representation form for each representation you wish to make, relating it to the relevant paragraph, policy (including its explanation), site or policies map):

If when completing the part B representation form you require more space than allowed, please continue on a separate sheet and submit it alongside the form itself. If you're completing more than one part B representation form, please ensure that it's clear to which part B representation form any additional sheets relate.

Please note: In your representation you should provide succinctly all the evidence and supporting information necessary to support your representation and your suggested modification(s). You should not assume that you will have a further opportunity to make submissions. If you wish for material you have previously submitted to be considered part of your representation on the Regulation 19: Pre-Submission Draft of the Shropshire Local Plan, please ensure that it is actually included within your representation, rather than only referenced within it.

Completed representation forms and other correspondence can be submitted by emailing: Planningpolicy@Shropshire.gov.uk

If submitting your own response, please enter your last name in the subject field of the email. If submitting a response on behalf of a client, please enter their last name in the subject field of the email.

Completed representation forms and other correspondence can also be submitted by post to: Shropshire Council, Planning Policy & Strategy Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND

Our preference is for people to respond using the two-part representation form via email to: Planningpolicy@Shropshire.gov.uk

Please note that we can't accept anonymous representations. You must provide your name and contact details. Your personal data will be processed in line with our Planning Policy privacy notice.

Data protection

Information collected in our surveys will only be used by us (Shropshire Council) to inform the immediate and future provision of our services. The information you provide will be kept confidential in accordance with our Privacy Policy. It will not be shared outside of Shropshire Council. Information collected via our online surveys (hosted on the Surveymonkey website) will be stored on SurveyMonkey’s servers in the United States of America and SurveyMonkey gives an undertaking never to disclose the survey questions or your responses to others without permission.