URGENT – Complete the Consultation!

All hands on deck! Deadline 30th Sept!

If you’ve read our explanation of the plans, you’ll know that Shropshire Council is consulting on a revised Local Plan.  Thanks to the community’s brilliant efforts, we’ve won the residential argument. But we’ve still got to win the industrial land argument. The Garden Village Scheme for Stanmore has been dropped (although Lord Hamilton is continuing to promote it aggressively).  This is a big win, and we now need a final push to ensure our greenbelt is fully protected long into the future, getting as many consultation responses in before the deadline as we can. 

Shropshire Council want to allocate 11.5ha (28 acres) of extra employment land in the greenbelt at Stanmore. This is part of a bonkers allocation of a total of 100 acres of extra employment land in the town! We don’t think this greenbelt allocation is justified, and we need as many people as possible to lodge their objections to these proposals in this round of consultation, before the deadline of 30th September.

We’ve made the complicated really simple!

If Clive our consultant hasn’t got a clue what’s going on, what hope the rest of us?!

As we’ve explained, the new Local Plan is over 500 pages long, there are tens of thousands of pages of evidence that it’s taken the professionals supporting us weeks to read. Shropshire Council have come up with the genius idea asking people to comment policy by policy, rather than seeking comments on the plan per se. This means – unlike last time – you’d have to read the planning equivalent of War & Peace, marry up each policy with the plans for Bridgnorth, and create a new questionnaire response for each policy. Even our highly experienced planning consultant has found this confusing!

Fret not, we’ve made it really simple, the whole thing should take five minutes. We’ve pre-prepared the consultation responses for you, and we’ve picked out the most important policies (four in all) that we need everyone to comment on.

All you need to do is fill in your details and either post them back to Shropshire Council, or drop them into us and we’ll send them off, or save them electronically and email them to Shropshire Council.

One last big push to save Bridgnorth’s Greenbelt – complete the consultation!

This consultation is lengthy, complicated, and hard to understand.  We’ve made things easy by pre-filling in the consultation for you – all you’ve got to do is sign and return. 

Instructions:

Get your consultation forms – you’ve got three options

  1. Scroll down and download the documents to your computer from our website
  2. Pick up your forms from the porch of 74 The Hobbins
  3. Pick up your forms from Worfield Garage

Fill in the forms

  • Fill in the Part A form with your name and contact details in the ‘personal’ column
  • Fill in your name on each sheet of the Part B forms (4 in all) where it says PART B RESPONSE – make sure you do this for all four forms.
  • Either drop your completed forms into the porch of 74, the Hobbins (middle road, at the bottom) or the box in the shop at Worfield Garage by 25th September to give us time to get them to Shropshire Council by the deadline.
  • Or post your form back to Shropshire Council making sure it will arrive by 30th September

Posting to:
Shropshire Council
Planning Policy & Strategy Team
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY2 6ND

Downloads

You need to download 5 documents in all, the PART A personal details form, and then four PART B responses.

When you click the links, each file should automatically download.

Part A Personal Details form, download HERE

Part B Response 1, download HERE

Part B Response 2, download HERE

Part B Response 3, download HERE

Part B Response 4, download HERE

You can then either print the forms out, and fill in your details by hand following the instructions above, and then drop them into us, or post them back to Shropshire Council.

OR

Email them back to Shropshire Council. Fill in your personal details in the PART A form in the personal column and save it to your computer. Fill in your name on each of the 4 part B forms where it says PART B RESPONSE, and save each to your computer.

Completed Consultation Forms can be submitted by attaching them to an email going to:

 Planningpolicy@Shropshire.gov.uk

If submitting your own response, please enter your last name in the subject field of the email. If submitting a response on behalf of a someone else, please enter their last name in the subject field of the email.

That’s it!

Consultation closes 30th September, and we will – with the help of our lawyers and our fantastic planning consultant – also be submitting an official ‘Save Bridgnorth Greenbelt’ response to this consultation as well, commenting on dozens of policies. We will keep you posted about what happens next.

Thank you!