Shropshire Council

Minsterley and Pontesbury 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 Minsterley, Pontesbury 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 Minsterley and Pontesbury and Surrounding Area Place Plan, a review of information has shown that key infrastructure issues are:

  • Improvements to local highways, particularly in Minsterley and Pontesbury where new development is taking place. This will include improvements to pedestrian access. Improvements to the A488 through the Place Plan area also need to be addressed. 
  • All development within the Place Plan area will require an assessment of utility services, especially sewage and drainage, and flood management proposals.  
  • Support for community buildings across the area to ensure they are able to continue to meet the needs of the growing local community. 


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