Edgmond Parish Council is a statutory consultee for planning applications that have a bearing on the parish of Edgmond. Either the Planning Committee, or the Full Council, scrutinises all such applications and comes to a decision on whether an application should be supported or not. The final decision is made by the Full Council.
When considering planning applications Members use their experience and local knowledge to reach a decision based on a number of parameters. Each application is considered on its own merits.
Any application is considered on the basis of impact and appropriateness. The key points considered are size, scale, visual impact, affect on the overall character of the village, proximity to neighbours, and impact on the local infrastructure of roads, drainage etc. Council members will always consider the views of the neighbours and the wider community and may also have to consider any community benefit that may accrue from the development.
Whilst the Parish Council has an overall responsibility to make decisions based on these parameters it must also be mindful of the legal framework at national and regional level that directs all such decision-making. Decisions will also take into account any current Parish Plan, Local Plan or Neighbourhood Plan as well as the Conservation Area Management Plan. The Conservation Area is an important part of Edgmond. A Map of the Conservation Area can be found here.
All planning applications are dealt with by a planning officer who will prepare a report with a recommendation to approve or refuse the application. More information can be viewed here. The majority of applications will be determined by the Council’s authorised planning officers known as Delegated Powers. Other, more contentious or controversial applications may be decided by the Planning Committee of Telford & Wrekin Council. There is more information here.
If a planning application is controversial the Parish Council will always make a request for a decision on the application to be made by Telford & Wrekin Planning Committee, rather than a planning officer. This is known as ‘calling in’ the application and it allows for more time and a full hearing at Telford & Wrekin Council.
The Parish Council organised a Full Council meeting (via Zoom) to hear views on Planning applications TWC/2021/1208 and TWC/2021/1220 on 31st January. The Parish Council have responded to the applications with a strong objection and has requested that both are heard by Committee and are not delegated to an Officer for a decision.
TWC has acknowledged receipt of the Parish Council’s submission and confirmed that it will be referenced in the Planning Officer’s report. You can read the letter here.
No date has been set for a Planning Committee meeting, as yet.
The Parish Council organised a Public Meeting to hear views on planning application TWC/2016/0603 on 26th July. Around 130 - 140 people attended. The notes from the meeting are available here. More information is available here.
Outline planning permission was refused by Telford & Wrekin Council on 31st Oct 2016.
Gladman Developments have appealed against the decision by T&W.
At the request of the Parish Council the date of the Hearing was postponed to September 2017. The confirmed date of the Hearing is that it will begin at 10.00am on 20th Sep 2017 at Meeting Point House in Telford. More information can be seen here.
Appeal dismissed by the Planning Inspector. The building of up to 85 houses will NOT go ahead. Thanks go to everyone who has supported Telford & Wrekin Council in their decision to refuse this application. Click here for more information.
The Parish Council has objected to this application. More information is available here. The decision will be made by the Planning Committee of T&W Council. The meeting on 31st August has been cancelled. The next meeting is 21st September. More information will be made available 5 working days before the meeting.
Planning Permission was refused by Telford & Wrekin Council on 28th Sep 2016.
The Applicant has appealed against the decision of T&W. There will be a Public Inquiry into this application. Your Parish Council has submitted a statement of objection. Click here to read it.
There is more information here.
(1) The Telford & Wrekin Local Plan 2011 - 2031 has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for independent examination, in accordance with Section 22 of The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.
The Plan was submitted on 30 June 2016 and a copy of the Local Plan Submission Notification Letter sent to stakeholders confirming submission.
This version of the plan has been prepared taking into account the results of the previous consultation on the draft document undertaken between 1 February 2016 and 15 March 2016.
(2) On examination the Inspector found that there were many modifications required before he could consider that the Plan was 'sound'. Consultation on the main modifications ran from 31st July to 22nd Sep 2017.
Edgmond Parish Council and Community have embarked on the process of creating a Neighbourhood Plan. There is more information on a separate page of this website.
You can find information about the Planning Committee on the 'Committees' tab of this website.