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Local Plans

Parish Plan

Parish Plans are intended to help local communities have a greater say in local affairs and provide an action plan for the Parish Council to adopt. ( pdf. document can be accessed below)

Place Plan

In Shropshire, 18 Place Plans have been produced which identify the infrastructure and investment needs within each community.  They are aimed at ensuring that Shropshire Council and our partners understand the local priorities within each community and that resources can therefore be targeted appropriately.

The Place Plans are based around the  main market towns/key centres of which Wistanstow Parish is linked to the Market Town of Craven Arms.

The Place Plans are important to ensuring the delivery of sustainable places in Shropshire. They recognise that sustainability is based on many different factors and that what is needed to make and a sustainable community in one place may differ in another. Each plan therefore details the priorities, needs and aspirations specific to a relevant location. (pdf. document can be accessed below)


Shropshire Council Site Allocations and Management of Development (SAMDev) Plan Adopted Plan 17th December 2015

This Plan identifies Housing and Industrial Land  for Development to the Year 2026 and forms part of Shropshire Council's Core Strategy to the Year 2026.

In respect of Wistanstow Parish the details that impact on the Parish can be seen in the pdf document below,  (Page 133)  S7 (Craven Arms Area), Housing Land at Newington Farm (CRAV030) and land Industrial land running along the A49 ( LS2005, ELR053 and ELR055) also see link to map with the detail of the sites on page 2. 

Wistanstow Village and the other villages in the Parish Area are  classed as Open Countryside for Housing Purposes with only the development of  Affordable Housing being allowed on exceptional sites (see policy below).

Craven Arms Area Place Plan Craven Arms Area Place Plan