Planning and Development

We are often told that there is a shortage of housing – this is across the country, and not just in Telford & Wrekin.  What is important, is that the right type of housing is provided in the right locations.

The overall planning system is managed under The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).  Local Authorities produce their own Local Plans, which are recognised by the Borough as the Planning Guidance for all development within its boundary.

The Telford & Wrekin Local Plan (TWLP) is the Development Plan for the Borough and is central to delivering plan-led growth and is the starting point for assessing planning applications.  The TWLP 2011 – 2031 was adopted in 2018 and is currently under review which will take account of changing circumstances affecting the area or any relevant changes in national policy.

The Borough needs to comply with the Regulations and ensure its Local Plan is up to date and in conformity with the revisions to the NPPF.

All parish & town councils are statutory consultees for planning applications within their boundaries and we take an active role in the consultation process.  Councillor C Turley and Councillor G Sinclair are our Lead Members on Planning and site visits take place whenever possible to see the site and envisage the proposals.  We are always keen to hear from neighbours – local views are very important.

You can access the planning portal on to see all current planning applications and much more information regarding the planning system.