Important Parish Meeting

Morda Village Hall

Tuesday 12 September 2017 at 7.30pm

Neighbourhood Planning


Shropshire Council is currently reviewing its Planning Policies. This review incudes a new way of deciding where new housing will be built in rural areas.

Oswestry Rural Parish is currently classed as ’Countryside’ within Planning Policies which means residential development is restricted with no ‘open market’ housing. Their review of delivering development in rural settlements is therefore of particular importance.

Depending on the outcome of the second stage consultation by Shropshire Council later in the year, the Parish Council may decide to proceed with a project to identify specific planning polices for our Parish. This type of project is called Neighbourhood Planning.

The Parish Council organised a Parish Meeting so that Councillors and all residents had the opportunity to learn more about what Neighbourhood Planning is and the benefits and downsides of producing such a Plan.

The Council engaged an independent planning consultant, Andrea Pellegram, and the chair of Shifnal Town Steering Group, Chris Raine to explain about Neighbourhood Plans.

Dr Andrea Pellegram MRTPI, MCIWM has over 30 years’ experience in English town planning and has worked in public, private and third sectors.  More information is available on her website:


Please use this link to view background information about the Parish.


Locality website – Neighbourhood Planning

Shifnal Neighbourhood Plan – website 

Draft Minutes