Shropshire Council – Supplementary Planning Documents Consultation

Shropshire Council – Supplementary Planning Documents Consultation

What is being consulted on?

  • Draft Type and Affordability of Housing SPD – guidance for the  implementation of housing policies relating to the type, mix and design of housing, affordable housing contributions and exception sites, agricultural workers dwellings, houses in multiple occupation and Gypsy and Traveller accommodation;
  • Draft Natural Environment SPD – guidance for the implementation of policies to protect, conserve and enhance the natural environment. Guidance is provided on: assessing the effects of development proposals on Shropshire’s natural assets; the type of information needed to support a planning application to ensure significant adverse effects are avoided, mitigated, or compensated for; background to the interaction between nationally and internationally protected areas, sites, species, features and the planning system.
  • Draft Historic Environment SPD – guidance that expands upon and explains historic environment policies.  Guidance is provided on how to assess the effects of proposed developments on heritage assets; background on both designated and non-designated assets and what to do if harm is likely to cause an adverse effect on the significance of a heritage asset(s).

Where to view the documents:

The draft SPDs are available to view on the Council’s the ’Get involved’ web page via:

Paper copies of the draft SPDs will be available for inspection during normal opening hours at our principal office:

  • Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND

And during normal opening hours at:

Bridgnorth Library, Listley Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4AW

  • Ludlow Library, 7/9 Parkway, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2PG
  • Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1JN
  • Wem Library, High Street, Wem, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5AA


How to respond:

Please respond between 18 March 2016 and 5pm on 29 April 2016. Responses received after 5pm on 29 April will not be considered.  Please respond via e-mail with the name of draft SPD you are commenting on in the subject heading and the particular SPD chapter/paragraph/ section you are commenting on quoted in the text. Alternatively please respond via post to:


Planning Policy Team
Shropshire Council
Abbey Foregate