In February 2011 the Town Council agreed to work with Shropshire Council and submit a bid to become a ‘front runner’ to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for Much Wenlock.
On 2 April 2011 the DCLG announced which councils would have an opportunity for their local community to have a greater control over planning in their locality. Much Wenlock was one of seventeen councils chosen to become a front runner.
In May 2011 a Neighbourhood Plan Working Group, established by the Town Council, met with Shropshire Council to discuss how the Neighbourhood Plan could be developed.
In June 2011 the Town Council agreed terms of Reference for the Working Group:
“The Neighbourhood Plan Working Group will drive forward the development of the Neighbourhood Plan for Much Wenlock and will work with Shropshire Council and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), as the other governmental bodies, to help ensure that the whole community has real opportunities to engage in the creation of the Plan.”
In July 2011 the Town Council approved the establishment of a Neighbourhood Plan Committee to oversee the developmentof the Neighbourhood Plan for Much Wenlock.
The Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan sets out the community’s aspirations for the town and parish. It is a statutory document, which is used to guide and shape development and help determine planning applications. The final version of the Plan can be found here:
If you require information about the Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan and you can’t find it on our website please contact the Town Clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the key proposals set out in the Neighbourhood Plan is the ambition to provide more affordable housing for local people by working with registered social housing providers. There is now a small development of affordable homes at Callaughton Ash.