How the plan fits in with planning policies

This Community Led Plan sits underneath three related key planning policy strategy documents – the Place Plan, Site Allocations and Management of Development (SAMDev) and the Core Strategy.

The Shrewsbury and Surrounding Area Place Plan identifies the area’s local priorities for infrastructure requirements, such as access to transport, schools, open spaces, health and leisure services. The SAMDev Plan sets out proposals for the use of land and policies to guide future development in Shropshire up to 2026. The Core Strategy Development Plan Document sets out the strategic planning policy for Shropshire, including a ‘spatial’ vision and objectives.

There are strong relationships between the policies in this Community Led Plan and each of these key planning policy documents. Please see Appendices for a table which relates the UMACC Community Led Plan policies to specific SAMDev and Core Strategy policies.

Other relevant strategies and initiatives

As well as strategic planning documents, this Community Led Plan should be read and used in conjunction with other strategies and initiatives that are relevant to Underdale, Monkmoor and Abbey. We are aware that these change over time, so we list here the ones that are currently most relevant.

  • Shropshire Economic Growth Strategy, 2012
  • Herefordshire and Shropshire Housing Strategy, 2012-15
  • West Mercia Police & Crime Plan, 2013-17
  • Shropshire Council Business Plan and Financial Strategy, 2014 – 17
  • Shropshire Council Local Transport Plan, 2011-16
  • Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust Annual Plan
  • Countryside Access Strategy, 2008-18
  • Indoor Leisure Centre and Playing Field Strategy, 2009 – 19
  • Cultural Strategy for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, 2009 – 14
  • Shropshire Commissioning Strategy (forthcoming)
  • Shrewsbury Town Council Community Engagement Strategy

Relationship between the Community led Plan, Place Plan, Core Strategy and SAMDev

This table is primarily for Planners and Developers and shows how the UMACC Community Led Plan’s policies fit with particular policies in the three key relevant planning documents, i.e. the Place Plan, the Core Strategy and SAMDev.

UMACC Plan Policies & ActionsPlace PlanCore StrategySAMDev
HCD1 All new developments/estates:
• Designed around open/green spaces and play areas
• Designed in visual harmony with existing buildings
• Do not detract from the existing sense of space and place
• Provide recycling facilities
HCD3 All new developments should be permeable to pedestrian and cycle (i.e. public) access. No gated communities.
TP1 Ensure that all new housing & commercial developments are designed so that parking needs are met and no further pressure is put on existing provision.
Community centre, play and open spaces to be designed as part of the on-site design
• Land off Preston Street
• Land off Woodcote Way
CS6,
CS8 Facilities, Services and Infrastructure Provision
CS9 Infrastructure Contributions (the key policy linking CIL receipts to local infrastructure needs in the Place Plans)
MD2 Sustainable Design
HCD5 All new developments to be built to a minimum of (Building Regulations) Sustainability Code Level 3Exemplary environmentally sustainable housing schemes
Environmentally
sustainable housing scheme of up to 15
affordable rented
homes to achieve
Code 4 or above
CS6 Sustainable Design and Development Principles
CS11
MD2
HCD7 Enforce policies and measures to bring about re-use empty propertiesBringing empty homes back into use- includes affordable housing provisionCS11 Type and Affordability of HousingMD2
HBA4 Promote and support public valuing of the area’s historic, contemporary and iconic architectureLord Hill Column- replacement of statueC16 Tourism Culture and LeisureMD13 The Historic Environment
HBA5 Recognise the importance of Abbey Foregate as a gateway to Shrewsbury’s CentreAbbey Foregate- important gateway access Improve
visual amenity of
entrance to Town
Centre.
CS2 Shrewsbury Development StrategyS16.1 Shrewsbury Development Strategy
R2 Ensure that there is access to age appropriate play and recreation facilities and servicesProvision of recreational facilities for children and young peopleCS8, CS9MD2, MD8, S16.1
R5 Improve recreation facilities to promote health and well being for all
R6 Where possible, design recreation spaces to meet the needs of different users
New or enhanced community buildings and facilitiesCS8
CS9
MD2
MD8 Infrastructure Provision
S16.1
R5 Improve recreation facilities to promote health and well being for allFull DDA access to all recreation grounds and play facilities
R6 Where possible, design recreation spaces to meet the needs of different users
R2 Ensure that there is access to age appropriate play and recreation facilities and services
R4 Safeguard existing community recreation facilities
R5 Improve recreation facilities to promote health and well being for all
R6 Where possible, design recreation spaces to meet the needs of different users
Monkmoor Recreation Ground improvements (re-grading pitch, changing facilities, BMX)CS8, CS9MD2, MD8
R2 Ensure that there is access to age appropriate play and recreation facilities and services
R4 Safeguard existing community recreation facilities
R5 Improve recreation facilities to promote health and well being for all
R6 Where possible, design recreation spaces to meet the needs of different users
Upton Lane Recreation Ground (changing facilities, improved play facilities and outdoor gym)CS6, CS8, CS9MD2, MD8
SC1 Promotion of sustainable community gardens, meadows, orchards and other spacesAllotment improvements –
• revetment work to Monkmoor
• parking and access improvements to Dark lane
CS2, CS6, CS17MD2, MD12
SC2 Enable and support provision of indoor and outdoor community space for all agesProvision of indoor and outdoor leisure facilitiesCS6, CS8, CS9MD2, MD8, MD12
SC3 Enable support and promote provision of community activities and groups
GS4 Recognise the value of green spaces including watercourses for community personal and environmental well being
Health activities in Monkmoor Rec and Upton Lane RecCS8
CS17 Environmental Networks
MD2, MD8, S16.1
MD12 Natural Environment
GS2 Create more green space, aiming to create wildlife corridors wherever possible
GS1 Green Spaces are always an integral part of the planning of any new development
Provision of parks and gardens Abbey GardensCS2, CS8, CS17MD2, MD12
GS3 Ensure that existing green spaces are protected and maintained and where possible the quality of biodiversity is improvedRiver Severn CorridorCS2, CS17MD12, S16.1
GS3 Ensure that existing green spaces are protected and maintained and where possible the quality of biodiversity is improved
GS4 Recognise the value of green spaces including watercourses for community personal and environmental well being
Countryside sites improvements (access and pathway improvements, signage and interpretation boards, walks, leafletsCS2, CS6, CS17MD2, MD12, S16.1
GS3 Ensure that existing green spaces are protected and maintained and where possible the quality of biodiversity is improved
GS4 Recognise the value of green spaces including watercourses for community personal and environmental well being
Maintain, strengthen and enhance the green networkCS2, CS6, CS17MD2, MD12, S16.1
HBA1 Maintain the existing unique historic and contemporary building and architecture features of the area including those that are listed and those that aren’t listed but are valued by the communityProduction of a list of locally important buildingsMD2 (criteria 1 sets the critical link with community led plans)
HBA1 Maintain the existing unique historic and contemporary building and architecture features of the area including those that are listed and those that aren’t listed but are valued by the community
HBA2 Ensure all new residential and commercial developments are designed in keeping with the vernacular/ their surroundings
HBA3 Encourage iconic and quality building design
HBA4 Promote and support public valuing of the area’s historic, contemporary and iconic architecture
Urban landscape character assessment of ShrewsburyCS6MD2, MD13, S16.1
HBA1 Maintain the existing unique historic and contemporary building and architecture features of the area including those that are listed and those that aren’t listed but are valued by the community
HBA2 Ensure all new residential and commercial developments are designed in keeping with the vernacular/ their surroundings
HBA3 Encourage iconic and quality building design
HBA4 Promote and support public valuing of the areas historic. contemporary and iconic architecture
Urban landscape strategyCS6MD2, MD13, S16.1
GA4 Promote safe pedestrian and cycle routes for children between home, school and play
GA5 Promote safe routes for travel between home, work, facilities and services
Belvidere Bridge improvementsCS6, CS7 Communications and Transport
GA1 Ensure all new developments make provision for safe cycling and pedestrian travel
GA4 Promote safe pedestrian and cycle routes for children between home, school and play
GA5 Promote safe routes for travel between home, work, facilities and services
Cycle network developmentCS6, CS7
GA6 Promote alternatives to the private car for short journeys e.g. cycling, busBus infrastructure improvementsCS6, CS7S16.1
GA6 Promote alternatives to the private car for short journeys e.g. cycling, busBus priority measuresCS6, CS7S16.1
HCD2 Put people not cars first
TP1 Ensure all new housing and commercial developments are designed so that parking needs are met and no further pressure is put on existing provision
TP2 Traffic management design and enforcement in place to safeguard all road users and pedestrians, especially near schools, shopping, recreation and play areas
TP3 Improved traffic design for approaches to new estates which promotes safeguarding of all road users and pedestrians
Shrewsbury Urban
Traffic Management
Control System and linked road junction capacity
improvements and
parking management
CS6, CS7MD8, S16.1
TP2 Traffic management design and enforcement in place to safeguard all road users and pedestrians, especially near schools, shopping, recreation and play areas
GA4 Promote safe pedestrian and cycle routes for children between home, school and play
GA5 Promote safe routes for travel
between home, work, facilities and services
Robertson Way / Crowmoor Roundabout – improvements to pedestrian accessibility
TP1 Ensure all new housing and commercial developments are designed so that parking needs are met and no further pressure is put on existing provision
TP3 Improved traffic design for approaches to new estates which promotes safeguarding of all road users and pedestrians
Car and cycle parking for new developmentsCS6, CS7MD2
TP2 Traffic management design and enforcement to safeguard all road users and pedestrians especially near schools, shopping, recreation and play areas
TP4 Implementation of “20 is plenty” in residential areas
Speed and safety enhancementsCS6, CS7MD2
GA4 Promote safe pedestrian and cycle routes for children between home, school and play
GA5 Promote safe routes for travel between home, work, facilities and services
GA6 Promote alternatives to the private car for short journeys, e.g. cycling, bus
HCD2 Put people not cars first
Developing and improving the pedestrian network in ShrewsburyCS6, CS7S16.1