Planning in the Parish

The Planning System

Planning control is the process of managing the development of land and buildings. The purposes of this process is to save what is best of our heritage and improve the infrastructure upon which we depend for a civilised existence.

Shropshire Council is the local planning authority (LPA) and responsible for deciding whether  development – anything from an extension on a house to a new shopping centre – should go ahead.

The Parish Council has a right to be informed of development in their area and, when reviewing applications, the Parish Council considers material planning matters. These can include:

  • consistency with the development plan for the area
  • traffic and highway safety issues
  • overlooking, loss of privacy and loss of light (overshadowing)
  • scale of the development
  • design, appearance, layout and material
  • loss of important open space of physical features
  • noise, disturbance or smells
  • local knowledge of drainage or other possible problems with the surface
  • impact on the surroundings

Issues that are not relevant include:

  • effect on the value of property
  • loss of view over other peoples land
  • possible future development not included in the application
  • private property rights such as boundary or access disputes
  • matters covered by other laws
  • the morals or motives of the developer

Further information on Planning

Further information including copies of Shropshire’s Council’s Planning Policies can be found by clicking on the button below:

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You can also view and track planning and building control applications through the Public Access, Shropshire Council’s on-line planning register.  You can access the register by clicking on the button below:

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