Shropshire Council

Broseley 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 Broseley 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:< /p>

  • Affordable housing provision will remain an issue across the area, but development opportunities may be limited.
  • Tourism is an important sector for the area, and enhancement of tourism infrastructure could bring benefits, although this will need to be sympathetic to the predominantly rural nature of the area.
  • The area has relatively poor road access and is bounded by areas of unstable land.
  • Other infrastructure needs tend to focus around community needs such as sporting and leisure facilities and open space


Several projects have been identified and prioritised for the area. You can find the details for each project in the Broseley Place Plan which is attached to this page to view or download.