Shropshire Council

Bishop's Castle and surrounding area

Place plans were developed to include a main centre (often a market town) and its surrounding smaller towns, villages, and rural hinterland. These areas are recognised in the Local Plan as functioning geographical areas, with strong linkages to and from the main town and the wider area.

The Bishop's Castle and Surrounding Area Place Plan covers the area identified within the red outline on the map image on this page. It summarises and prioritises the local infrastructure needs which are required to support the sustainable development of the area, and identifies the wider investment needs to assist delivery of the community’s vision and aspirations.

Data and information review

The infrastructure project list is based on information submitted to us by town and parish councils in each place plan area. This information is then tested against data held by us, and further informed by consultation with a range of infrastructure providers.

By gathering this information, we've been able to understand more clearly the needs of each place plan area and use this information to make some difficult decisions about prioritisation of projects.

Key infrastructure issues

A review of information for this area has shown that key infrastructure issues are:

  • Affordable housing provision is an issue across the area
  • Upgrade to broadband provision is required across the area
  • Upgrades to wastewater treatment facilities, and to flood prevention facilities / plans, are required across the area
  • Upgrades to electricity supply are required in key locations.

Projects

Several projects have been identified and prioritised for the area. You can find the details for each project in the Bishop's Castle place plan which is attached to this page to view or download.