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What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

A Neighbourhood Plan will enable the local community to shape the future development of the Parish for the benefit of the local community.

The Woore Neighbourhood Plan will be a statutory planning policy document supported by a majority of the local population which will enable Woore Parish Council to have a greater and more positive influence on how the Parish develops in the future.

Work now complete - see opposite.

What we need to do

For any plan to be considered viable and an accurate reflection of the community's wishes it is vital that residents actively participate in its creation. The Planning Group must be made up of Parish residents and not just Parish Councillors.

Volunteers are required to form the Planning Group (this became the Neighbourhood Planning Team, whose web site this is) and give general support to the whole process. If we do not get enough support the plan cannot proceed as it must include members of the local community.

It is very simple; if there are not enough volunteers we have no voice in the future development of our village.

The work is now complete, but this is exactly how we successfully undertook the task of forming a group.

Steering Group Minutes

16 March 2016
4 April 2016
20 April 2016
8 June 2016
Other 2016 Meetings
24 October 2016
21 November 2016
10 & 16 January 2017
30 January 2017
23 February 2017
27 March 2017
24 April 2017
7 August 2017
4 September 2017
8 November 2017
3 January 2018
21 March 2018

No further formal meetings were held in the following year, which was mainly spent awaiting the Examiner's Report and approval from Shropshire Council to go to Referendum.

Project Plan Subgroup Minutes

10 April 2016
17 April 2016

Initial Public Meeting Minutes

11 March 2016

Regulation 16 Consultation Documentation June 2018

Reg 16 Notice
Draft Plan May 2018
Basic Condition Statement May 2018
Consultation Statement May 2018
SEA Screening Report
Reg 16 Response Form
Examiner's Final Report 2018

Regulation 14 Consultation Documentation January 2018

Reg 14 Notice
Reg 14 Draft Plan
Reg 14 Feedback Form

Data Sources

The Plan as made

Referendum Version of the Plan

Census Data
1981, 1991, 2001, 2011 Growth to 2016

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
23 July 2015, Children's Health

List of Woore Stakeholders
15 August 2016

Short Questionnaire
December 2016

Analysis of the Big Questionnaire Results August 2017
(including text of Questionnaire)
Big Questionnaire Analysis

Plan the Future of Woore Parish


At Shropshire Council's meeting on 25th July 2019 the decision to 'make' the Woore Neighbourhood Plan was agreed unanimously - apart from it now being a statutory planning document, the Parish's future CIL entitlement is now the full 25%.

The Plan as made is available here, and this is the Parish Development Boundary.

Woore Development Boundary


Declaration of Result of Poll 30 May 2019

The figures were as follows:

Yes 310 (95.09%) No 16 (4.91%). 326 of 1051 electors voted, in person (221) or by post (105).

We understand that the practice in Shropshire, because our Plan will now become Council Policy, is for it to be formally Made at the next full Council meeting, this being 25th July. (There is no meeting in June.)


Banners are up in the village, and here is a leaflet giving arguments for voting YES.
Publicity Leaflet May 2019


The Referendum will be held, in the Victory Hall, between 7 am and 10 pm on THURSDAY 30th MAY 2019

The question which will be asked in the Referendum is: “Do you want Shropshire Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Woore to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” All registered electors in the Parish may vote - postal votes will be issued to those registered for them.

We need parishioners to vote "YES" in as large numbers as possible, so that the Plan you have helped to form can really influence the future of our Parish.

Please vote YES on 30th May.

The final version of the Plan, to be voted on, can be downloaded here.

Voting Information:

Applications to be added to the register of electors for this election must be received no later than Monday 13 May 2019.

New applications for, or amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of existing postal proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, ShropsApplications to be included on the register of electors for this election must behire, SY2 6ND by 5 pm on Tuesday 14 May 2019.

New applications to vote by proxy at this referendum must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND by 5 pm on Tuesday 21 May 2019.

Earlier Posts

Any of our Governing or Parish Council Members will be happy to provide more information, or you can email us at info@woorenpt.org.uk

Planning Team (Steering Group) at Date of Submission May 2018
Jon Furber
Stephen Clifford
Vice Chair
Karin Billany
Minutes Secretary
Cllr Malcolm Blake malcolm.blake@wooreparishcouncil.org
Cllr Mike Cowey michael.cowey@wooreparishcouncil.org
Chris Jeffries
Mandy Jones
Alan Melvin
Ann Thompson