Neighbourhood planning gives communities the power to prepare a shared development vision for their area.  This neighbourhood plan seeks to shape, direct and help to deliver sustainable development by influencing the planning policies and decisions made by Shropshire Council in Cleobury Mortimer Parish.
Neighbourhood plans must conform with local plan policies and can amplify the planning decision-making framework. 
This neighbourhood plan will help ensure that planning proposals take account of Cleobury Mortimer Town’s circumstances and needs.
Decisions about planning applications must comply with policies in the Development Plan.  In Cleobury Mortimer, this means that planning decisions must pay heed to the policies in this neighbourhood plan when it has passed its Referendum in 2021. 
Shropshire Council has informed the Town Council that around 140 new houses and 1 hectare of employment land will be required to meet local need up to 2038.  The neighbourhood plan seeks to ensure that this housing provides the necessary infrastructure and protections to ensure that the Town will continue to be a wonderful place to live.
The plan has been prepared by a Steering group of Town Councillors and has had input from Town Council staff and members of the public. 

WE WANT YOUR VIEWS ON THE DRAFT POLICIES IN THE PLAN.

We want our final plan to reflect the community’s views.

Please look at a copy of the plan by clicking this https://www.cleobury.org.uk

The consultation runs from Monday 15th June 2020 to Monday 3rd August 2020

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* 1. Question 1: Do you agree with the Vision and Objectives for Cleobury Mortimer? If not, what alternative wording can you suggest?

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* 2. Policy CM1 sets out how the first 70 houses will be delivered. It seeks to ensure that footpaths into the town and countryside are improved, and also makes provision for the creation of a new park (CM2) and an extension to the cemetery (CM3). It also starts to address the traffic issues in town. Do you agree with the wording of this policy? If not, what alternative wording can you suggest?

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* 3. Policy CM2 defines the new open space that must be provided under Policy CM1. The new open space will be at Larks’ Rise and will also include a new picnic shelter. Do you agree with the wording of this policy? If not, what alternative wording can you suggest?

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* 4. Policy CM3 requires that new cemetery space is provided as part of the development from CM1. Do you agree with the wording of this policy? If not, what alternative wording can you suggest?

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* 5. Policy CM4 is for the next phase of 70 new houses that can only be built after the development at Ludlow Road has been finished. If possible, it seeks to have highways improvements in the town centre and provides a landscape buffer for existing houses. Do you agree with the wording of this policy? If not, what alternative wording can you suggest?

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* 6. Policy CM5 meets the requirement set by the planning authority to provide another hectare of employment land in the town. The policy allocates additional employment land at the existing Tenbury Road employment area. Do you agree with the wording of this policy? If not, what alternative wording can you suggest?

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* 7. Policy CM6 defines a new development boundary for the town to take account of the allocations in policies CM1-CM6. This means that development in the future will be restricted to land inside the boundary. Do you agree with the wording of this policy? If not, what alternative wording can you suggest?

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* 8. Policy CM7 requires that the new housing will provide the right type and mix of new houses that the community needs. Do you agree with the wording of this policy? If not, what alternative wording can you suggest?

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* 9. Policy CM8 sets out design parameters for the new housing. Do you agree with the wording of this policy? If not, what alternative wording can you suggest?

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* 10. Are there any land use planning matters that were not covered in the plan that you think should have been? Can you please describe what you believe was missing or in need of correction?

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