Shropshire Council

Market Drayton 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 Market Drayton 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

For the Market Drayton and Surrounding Area Place Plan, a review of information has shown that key infrastructure issues are: 

  • Potential redevelopment of the Clive Barracks / Tern Hill site, to comprise dwellings along with employment land. This will require the provision of strategic infrastructure, highways investment,  and utilities reinforcement. 
  • Potential development of a marina, ancillary retail, leisure and commercial uses, and new housing  at Market Drayton. 
  • Upgrades to wastewater treatment and to electricity supply at Market Drayton. 
  • Additional school place provision in line with any development.   
  • Development of up to 1,200 new housing units up to 2026, and associated relocation of Greenfields Sports Facility in Market Drayton. 


There are a number of projects that have been identified and prioritised for the Market Drayton area. You can find the details for projects in the place plan which is attached to this page to view or download.