Much Wenlock Town Council
Much Wenlock Town Council, Shropshire, England

Neighbourhood Plan For Much Wenlock


The Town Council and local volunteers have worked on behalf of the community to create a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish.The Plan was formally ‘made’ in July 2014 and sets out the community’s aspirations for their 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:

The Town Council and Shropshire Council have established a Monitoring Panel involving community representatives to review the use and success of the Neighbourhood Plan. The members of the Panel are; Councillor Mike Grace, Councillor Yvonne Holyoak, Lesley Durbin and Howard Horsley with Shropshire Councillor David Turner and officers from Shropshire Council. The Panel meets quarterly and reviews progress on the delivery of the Plan’s proposals and the impact of development.

One of the key proposals set out in the Neighbourhood Plan is the ambition to provide more affordable housing for local people and that we would do this by working registered social housing providers. A Project Board has been established which is made up of representatives of the Shropshire Housing Group/Marches CLT Services Community Led Housing, the Town Council, Shropshire Council and community representatives. The Board’s terms of reference can be found here:

Project Board Members:

  • Councillor Mike Grace
  • Councillor Robin Bennett
  • Councillor Yvonne Holyoak
  • Kevin Jarman
  • Lesley Durbin
  • Gill Wright
  • Ray Bacon
  • Kevin Jarman
  • David Turner
  • Nick Wood
  • Maria Howell
  • Matthew Stafford

Please see link below for the minutes from the last Community Led Project Group Meeting, which took place on Tuesday 12th January 2016 7.30pm


How else are we helping to deliver the community’s aspirations?

A public consultation event was held on the 28th November 2015 to gain community views on some of our emerging proposals on affordable housing.

Here is the material, which was presented on the day and feedback received so far:

The second public consultation took place on Wednesday 3rd February 2016 in the Priory Hall, Bullring, Much Wenlock between 3.00pm and 7.00pm.

Here is the feedback we have received so far:




If you wish to share your thoughts and ideas please contact.

Shropshire Housing Group/Marches CLT Services Community Led Housing:

Telephone number: 0300 303 1190

Town Mayor Councillor Yvonne Holyoak:

Email address

Councillor Mike Grace:

Email address

We look forward to hearing from you.

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