SCC: Responses to national and local plans

SCC: Responses to national and local plans

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Shropshire Council is at an advanced stage of a Local Plan Review.


The draft Shropshire Local Plan (2016 – 2038) represents an advanced and fully formed version of the Local Plan. It identifies a vision and framework for the future development of Shropshire to 2038; addresses needs and opportunities in relation to housing, the local economy, community facilities and infrastructure; and seeks to safeguard the environment, enable adaptation to climate change and helps to secure high-quality and accessible design.


The draft Local Plan was submitted to the secretary of state for examination on 3 September 2021 and an independent examination of the Local Plan will take place between 

The purpose of this examination is to assess whether the draft Shropshire Local Plan (2016 – 2038) meets the tests of soundness defined in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) (explained in Paragraphs 35-36 of the NPPF) and meets all the relevant legislative requirements, including the duty to co-operate. For further information use the link above.

SHROPSHIRE LOCAL PLAN REVIEW: Pre Submission Draft (Regulation 19)

SCC Response: Shropshire Draft Local Plan 2016 to 2038, February 2021

Stretton Climate Care has responded to the draft Local Plan by making representations on a number of Policies. We were particularly concerned about the half-hearted approach adopted towards climate change and have condemned the current draft policies in the strongest terms. Our Responses are set out in five documents, one for each of the Policies to which we have responded, in the format required by the Council. Note that the response to DP12 runs to a second form:

Strategic Policy SP3 – our thoughts about the clarity needed around the Shropshire Council strategy to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

Development Management Policy DP12 – a request to encourage and promote the generation of renewable energy from wind turbines and solar farms.

Development Management Policy DP12 continued

Development Management Policy DP29 – our request for a fully integrated bus and rail service.

Settlement Policy S5.1 – our request that plans to develop Snatchfields require a robust drainage scheme from Snatchfields Brook to prevent downstream flooding.

Strategic Settlement Policy S20 – outlines the need for renewable power generation and storage.

SCC Response: Future support for low carbon heat, July 2020

The Government Consultation document Future support for low carbon heat.

Revised Submission to Environment brief of CLP by SCC, 11 November 2021

You can read the full Analysis Report of the Church Stretton Community Led Plan – Household Survey.

SCC Response: Call for Evidence to inform advice on UK’s Sixth Carbon Budget, February 2020

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