Shropshire Council consults over new housing plans

The proposed sites for 27,000 new homes to be built in Shropshire over the next 14 years have been put out to public consultation.

The proposals include 6,500 homes being built in Shrewsbury, 2,500 in Oswestry and 9,000 in rural areas.

Shropshire Council is starting a public consultation lasting until 8 June.

Councillor Mal Price said: "There will be a variety of views on these sites and we are absolutely committed to listening to local people."

Shropshire Council said parish and town councils and communities have already indicated whether they would like their area to have more housing, and landowners have suggested sites they wish to be considered for development.

Up to 18 consultation meetings covering the whole of the county will be held over the next three months, the council said.

The plans will also be available on the council's website.

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