Wem Town Council reveal housing details of development plan consultation

Reporter:

Barrie White

Residents in Wem are being asked if the town needs more than 250 new dwellings as part of an ongoing consultation.

The town council is carrying out its Local Plan Consultation in conjunction with Shropshire Council, with the development of the town at the heart of it.

As part of the consultation, it is being proposed that market towns like Wem need to have small scale development and that 600 houses need to be built by 2036.

The consultation (pictured) has broken down that figure into 67 already built since 2016 and 281 that have already been allocated as sites or have planning permission, meaning land for a further 252 dwellings would need to be found.

Residents are also being asked to agree or disagree with a statement saying a higher level of development would be acceptable if the infrastructure was also improved.

The consultation runs until Monday, December 4 and the feedback given by residents will form Wem Town Council’s response to Shropshire.

The issue of a ‘relief road’ is also part of the consultation, with North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson previously stating his support for it.

Email:

barrie.white@nwn.co.uk

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