Planning Application

September 6, 2022
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Your Comments Are Needed!

The planning application for the development which will release the land for the station car park is now live.

The Station Campaign Committee believe securing the car park is crucial for the station to have any chance of opening.

This development secures that land but also provides other community benefit:

  • pedestrian access from Eyton Lane
  • a higher number than standard requirement of affordable homes
  • a mix of open market 2, 3 and 4 bed homes

This proposed development currently sits outside of the local plan development boundary, so it is likely Shropshire Council planners will object. It will then go to a planning committee to be determined – and that’s where your support is needed.

It is very likely the infill land will be included in the local plan when it’s next reviewed, in 3-5 years time. But as Shinglers are already working on Boreatton Fields, to develop the adjacent site as a next phase makes far more sense.

When this land is included in the local development plan, they would be able to secure planning for the development but without the need to offer the additional community benefits currently proposed.

“This is a now or never opportunity.”

Helen Morgan, MP for North Shropshire

We therefore need public comments on the application to help influence the planners. 

Please click the button below to visit the planning application of the Shropshire Council web site and add your comments.

There are a lot of documents in the application which you can access. Key ones though are:

  •  The Preapp decision with gives Shropshire Councils current thinking.
  •  Planning Statement which challenges that thinking.

Links to both of these documents are provided below:

You do need to register to comment at the top of the page, but that is a very simple process.

If you are in support please make commentary as to why you think the development and/or the station is a good idea.

Even if you don’t support the plans, please comment – better to have you say than silently disagree.