Neighbourhood Plan For Much Wenlock
Neighbourhood Plan consultation
Full details of the Neighbourhood Plan process, including minutes of Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group meetings, can be viewed on the dedicated website at www.wenlockplan.org
In February 2011 Much Wenlock Town Council agreed to work with Shropshire Council to become a vanguard location for a neighbourhood plan. On 7th April 2011 the first seventeen communities to test neighbourhood planning, a key feature of the Localism Bill, were named by Decentralisation Minister Greg Clark. Much Wenlock was one of these seventeen and was the first in Shropshire.
In June 2011 the Town Council issued an appeal for volunteers with diverse skills, such as project management, data management and market research. It also particularly welcomed contributions, not just from people in the town, but also from the other smaller settlements, such as Homer and Bourton.
The Town Council formed a steering group to drive the Plan to its conclusion, which is likely to be towards the end of 2012.
In November 2011, the Neighbourhood Plan project was launched. Extensive media coverage ensured a packed meeting at the Town’s Priory Hall where a presentation, and an opportunity to discuss themes, ensured a lively and informed debate. A launch booklet proved popular amongst attendees. This was followed by a drop-in session at the same venue later that week. This also proved popular, with lots of new faces in evidence. You can see a video covering highlights of the two events in our video gallery, read the comments made, and see photos of the events
If you want to be involved, please contact the Town Clerk by email, by telephone, or in writing. More information is available at www.wenlockplan.org
To view minutes of the Neighbourhood Plan Committee follow this link: www.muchwenlock-tc.gov.uk/committees/neighbourhood-plan/index.shtml
To view CIL charging zones in Shropshire follow this link: http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/planningpolicy.nsf/open/F226493D990B338680257922004CC90C
The application for Much Wenlock to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area can be viewed below: