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The aim of this site is simply to help raise public awareness of the proposals by Shropshire Council in their latest Local Plan Review – Preferred Options and how this impacts on Church Stretton.

Update August 2020:

The latest proposed plan for Shropshire is encompassed in the Regulation 18: Pre-Submission Draft of the Shropshire Local Plan. In this, it can be seen that the previously proposed Gaerstone site has been removed; Snatchfield, however, remains in the Draft Plan.

The council has undertaken a Consultation on this plan, and this is now closed.

The proposed development site in the latest plan:


The section of land adjacent to Chelmick Drive, between Chelmick Drive and Hazler Road/Hazler Orchard.

Here is the map from the council document:


Snatchfield proposal is marked CST021. Note also that the Permitted Development Boundary has been adjusted to include this site, which was previously OUTSIDE the Development Boundary.

The site is of a significant size and it is shocking that the process has even managed to get this far, given that this is within an AONB, which by definition should give protection against such large developments.

For more info on each site, please see the individual page for Snatchfield.

Other Sites

It is perhaps worth having an awareness of other sites in the area that have been identified for possible future development. Please see the Other Sites page.