Less than one month to have your say

This is a reminder that the Telford & Wrekin Council’s Local Plan Review: Issues and Options Consultation will close on 8 January 2021.

The consultation allows residents, businesses and stakeholders to comment at the early stage of the review on what the future looks like for Telford and Wrekin.

People can comment on options for the levels of housing growth for the borough, the amount of new employment land for the borough and planning issues including heritage, natural environment and climate change.

Further information and a user friendly help guide to submitting comments on the Issues & Options consultation can be found at www.telford.gov.uk/localplanreview

The review provides residents with the opportunity to engage with the plan making process at a local level. The Council is committed to this as a locally led democratic process.

The consultation document includes proposals to amend or introduce new planning policies, options for the level of employment and housing growth up to 2040 and options for the distribution of growth between Telford, Newport and the rural area.

Through its ‘Call 4 Sites’ scheme the Council is also looking for a future supply of land which is suitable for development and primarily employment land. Land owners can submit sites within the borough, which may be suitable for future developments. More information can be found at www.telford.gov.uk/callforsites

Councillor David Wright, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for the Economy, Housing, Transport and Infrastructure, said: "With less than a month to go we want to remind residents, business and local stakeholders to have their say on what the future looks like for the borough right up to 2040.

"We want as many people as possible to get involved and we extended the original deadline to allow people more time to engage with the consultation and let us know their views once the lockdown period had ended.

"The document explains how we propose to deliver more affordable housing across the borough and also how we continue to secure community benefits such as investment in education facilities, public transport and walking and cycling infrastructure.”

Due to coronavirus the consultation takes place online this year. Comments should be made through the consultation portal so that they can be properly registered. Should you have any issues using the portal please contact the Strategic Planning Team on 01952 384241.

There will be further opportunities for residents and stakeholders to input into the Local Plan process as the review progresses.

Date: 15 December 2020 | Source: Telford Council

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