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Neighbourhood Planning


A Neighbourhood Plan is created by local people to reflect their priorities in their community. It’s a document setting out planning policies for a specific area, which are then used to decide whether to approve future planning applications.

As well as establishing a vision for a local area, a Neighbourhood Plan can also: 

  • Influence where business premises are built; 
  • make sure local needs are met in new housing developments; and 
  • preserve local green spaces and areas of countryside.

    Contact us today about your Neighbourhood Plan
    01743 342169 / renee.wallace@community-resource.org.uk

    How we can helpmore

    Shropshire RCC has partnered with Wellington-based development consultancy apT to provide a full service of support for the development of a Neighbourhood Plan, including: 

    Initial scoping - We make sure a Neighbourhood Plan is the right choice for your community and if so, guide you on the first steps.

    Evidence gathering - We collect, analyse and interpret data in support of your vision, aims, objectives and policies.

    Community engagement activities - We help to engage with the local community through public meetings and surveys and assist with the interpretation of results. Consultation Analysis We gather the information from the community consultation and provide a report with recommendations 

    Neighbourhood Plan production - We working closely with you to produce full plans that conform with your area’s Local Plan, and assist in getting the Neighbourhood Plan to the examination stage and through to adoption.  

    Costs & fundingmore

    The local authority will pay for a number of costs associated with the development of a Neighbourhood Plan, including the running of the community referendum. There are sources of funding available to cover other costs, which we can advise you on.  

    About us more

    Shropshire RCC has extensive experience in supporting town and parish councils, as well as other neighbourhood groups, in the development of their local community plans. Over the last 20 years we have helped over 90% of the 179 parish and town councils across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin to develop plans to meet the needs of local people using community-led principles.

    apT delivers professional, regulatory Planning and Building Control services with flair and innovation. Its specialist services include Planning Policy, Ecology, Highways Development and Built Heritage Conservation. Part of Telford & Wrekin Council, it works with the community to deliver sustainable, desirable places to live, work and play.  

    Client feedbackmore

    I think it is fair to say that without your advice and guidance, we would still ploughing our way through masses of data, and dreaming of getting to Reg. 14 consultation never mind actually having a plan submitted to TWC. Would you pass on our thanks to the ladies who loaded our survey data into the analysis software, helping to produce a report in what seemed like record time.  David Shaw, Lilleshall Neighbourhood Plan

    A huge thank you to you and your team for the production of such a fantastic piece of work.  As you say it will take some unpicking but what it does do is give us a good steer on those priorities that have been identified through the graphs.  We intend to invite all of the people who expressed an interest in either being kept informed of the development of the plan, or those who wish to be involved in a particular working group. Thank you again. Eric Garner, Ludlow Town Plan


Download our Neighbourhood Planning brochure here.


Looking for more information?

Call us on
01743 360641

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