Archive for Tag: Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan

  • More housing in Much Wenlock?

    The Shropshire Local Plan currently comprises the Core Strategy (adopted 2011) and the Site Allocations and Management of Development (SAMDev) Plan (adopted 2015), together with the adopted Neighbourhood Plans for Much Wenlock and Shifnal. These documents set out proposals for the use of land and policies to guide future development in order to help to…

  • Planning – Shropshire Local Plan Review

    As part of the Inspector’s Examination of the Site Allocations and Management of Development (SAMDev) Plan, Shropshire Council committed to an early partial review of its Local Plan, extending the plan period from 2026 to 2036. Strategic options include: Housing Requirement Strategic distribution of future growth Strategies for employment growth Delivering development in rural settlements…

  • Planning

    Planning – formal proposals for new development – is sometimes viewed with some unjustified suspicion. On the contrary, it is an open process and one where you can express your views. There is a consultation period during which you may make comments to Shropshire Council. This is normally three weeks but, in practice, the Council…

  • Affordable housing scheme

    The adopted Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan seeks to encourage home ownership at an affordable level which suits the needs of an ageing population, first- time buyers and young families. It cites small schemes comprising up to ten dwellings to remain as affordable housing for people with a local connection, in perpetuity. Marches CLT Services, a…

  • Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan

    At a public meeting that I called this month, Shropshire Council planning officers explained how the Neighbourhood Plan might work in practise. There were a number of questions from the attendees about affordable housing – one of the key elements of the Plan. A dialogue with a housing association was proposed. This community-led approach, pioneered…

  • Survey

    An indication of the community’s opinions has emerged from the popular survey which Philip Dunne MP and I conducted in March and April. An encouraging 17% of all electors in Much Wenlock Division responded and indicated that 81% are in favour of the principle of a locally prepared Neighbourhood Plan to determine where and how…

  • Neighbourhood Plan meeting

    As you may have read here and in the local press, the Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan referendum returned an 85% “Yes” vote. This is a very firm endorsement of the first such plan in the West Midlands to reach this stage.  The turnout was 42%, one of the highest of the seventeen plans put to…

  • Neighbourhood Plan referendum delivers emphatic “yes”!

    The Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan referendum took place yesterday. The referendum is one of three that took place on 22nd May. The fourteen that had already taken place across England have all received a “Yes” vote with the levels of approval varying between 74% and 96%. Much Wenlock delivered a very clear 85% “yes” vote. This is a…

  • Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan report by independent examiner

    The ground-breaking Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan is described in his report by the independent examiner, Andrew Ashcroft, thus: “The Plan has been prepared in a very professional way. Its design, policies and approach are informative and easy to understand, and it is clear that there has been a high degree of community support and interest.…

  • Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan – examiner seeks clarification

    The independent examiner is seeking clarification from the Town Council on a series of issues in the Plan that were not considered at the October hearing. Until this is resolved the examiner cannot complete his report. This means that the referendum on the Plan will be delayed until the New Year.