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Planning Info/Guidance


Ellesmere Rural Parish Council receives notice of any planning applications falling within its area from the local planning authority, Shropshire Council, under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Schedule 1 para 8.  Ellesmere Rural Parish Council may return comments on each application consulted upon.  The comments returned will be taken into account by Shropshire Council when determining the outcome of each application. 

For an explanation of the different types of application received please refer to the document attached above: "Application types and commenting".  This document also gives an explanation of what constitutes a material consideration in planning terms when determining applications.  

Ellesmere Rural Parish Council's responses to applications can be found within the Minutes of each meeting, or on the Shropshire Council planning portal alongside any comments submitted by the public and other consultees such as Highways, Conservation, Ecology etc:

In order to find out more about applications affecting Ellesmere Rural Parish these can also be found via the planning tracker on this website:

New applications which will be considered by the Parish Council are listed on each Meeting agenda.  If you wish to make a representation to the Parish Council about any application, whilst we are meeting remotely, please contact the Clerk or, if the Parish Council is holding a physical meeting, please attend the Meeting in person and address the Council during the public session at the start of each meeting (Ellesmere Rural PC holds 11 ordinary meetings annually and an Annual Meeting of the Parish Council. The Parish Council does not meet in August).  Details of current and historic applications can be viewed on Shropshire Council's planning portal. Comments from the public can also be returned direct to Shropshire Council via the planning portal:

Shropshire Council's Policies

Shropshire Council's planning policies can be found at:

For Shropshire Council's Adopted Core Strategy please see:

Shropshire Council's Local Plan

For information on Shropshire Council's Local Plan please see:

For information on Shropshire Council's Local Plan Review please see:

Applying for Planning Permission

If you are thinking of submitting an application please see for guidance:

To submit an application please see:

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge on new development to help fund supporting infrastructure across Shropshire. CIL was introduced within the National CIL Regulations, which are available to view at:  Shropshire Council was one of the first authorities to introduce a CIL Charging Schedule. The Schedule came into effect on the 1 January 2012 and applies to all eligible development approved after this date.  More information can be found at:

More information can also be found on the Government website:

Planning Enforcement 

What is planning enforcement?

For planning enforcement enquiries please see:

Planning enforcement is the process by which Shropshire Council ensures that development without planning permission is investigated, and new development with planning permission takes place in accordance with the approved plans and conditions.

This service investigates complaints and controls, monitors development on the ground to ensure that it accords with approved plans, and that any agreed changes continue to respect and protect the environment.

Shropshire Council's Planning Enforcement Protocol guidance and planning enforcement FAQs give more information.

Shropshire Council's Adopted Core Strategy Shropshire Council's Adopted Core Strategy