Shropshire Council

Ellesmere and surrounding area

Place plans were developed to include a main centre (often a market town) and its surrounding smaller towns, villages and rural hinterlandThese 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 Ellesmere 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: 

  • Concerns around the capacity of the sewerage network capacity, which will require hydraulic modelling to assess requirements
  • Concerns around management of local flood risk in communities across the area


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