The Underdale, Monkmoor and Abbey Community Led Plan sets out a picture of how our area could be in future, reflecting what local residents have said they want to see.
Our consultations gave us a vision for the area, and this plan lays out policies that – if applied – will help to make this vision happen.
These policies, together with the community’s priorities as expressed in this Plan, provide clear direction for how money made available to the community through the Community Infrastructure Levy should be spent in the area.
The Plan includes ideas for actions which, together with the policies, will also help make the vision happen, if people take them on and get them going.
Who is this plan for?
We hope that it will be a useful guide for various different individuals and groups.
- Local residents and community groups – so that it is clear what local people most like about their neighbourhood and what they think most needs to be done, and there is a list of suggested action ideas to use when local residents and community groups are making plans to do things in the community. This Plan isn’t just for UMACC- any group or individual resident can take on the action ideas and make them happen.
- Shropshire Council planners – so that planners can see what’s important to the residents of Underdale, Monkmoor and Abbey when they and Councillors are making development decisions for the area, and so that planners can ensure developers are also aware of – and take account of – the priorities of the community.
- Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council officers and Councillors – so that they can see what’s important to the residents of Underdale, Monkmoor and Abbey when they are making decisions that affect us as residents or when they are working here.
- Developers – so that they can see what’s important to the residents of Underdale, Monkmoor and Abbey, and that they take into account our wishes when they are proposing and planning for any housing or commercial developments.
This Plan is intended to be a resource to help anyone in the area if they’re thinking about doing something to make it better, so that they know what’s most important to the people living here.
 Community Infrastructure Levy allows councils to charge property developers to make improvements to a community – see: https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/giving-communities-more-power-in-planning-local-development/supporting-pages/community-infrastructure-levy