Stop the destruction of Shifnals Greenbelt

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Shifnal Matters is an action group formed by residents who are angered by Shropshire Councils disregard of the needs of Shifnal and the surrounding area in there latest development proposals and destruction of local green belt. 

Green belt serves five main purposes. These are to check the sprawl of urban areas, to prevent neighbouring towns from merging into one another, safeguarding the countryside from encroachment, preserving the setting and special character of historic towns and assisting in urban regeneration.

Shifnal Matters view is that these purposes have not been adequately taken into account when allocating land within the green belt for safeguarding (eg future housing!) or employment land. Many of the parcels are rated as strong for at least one purpose, however this has not been considered.

As well as the petition we are raising funds for the inevitable fight against this overdevelopment of green belt land and to protect the town going forward. We are initially seeking to hire a planning consultant to represent the views of residents when these plans come in front of the planning inspector next year.

Help us to do this, to safeguard our future and the area we all love! If you are able to donate to our cause please do so below:

https://www.goldengiving.com/wall/shifnal-matters 

Shifnal and Tong are the focus for over 5000 houses and 100 hectares of employment land (thats the size of over 170 football pitches) in Shropshire Council’s local development plan, destroying vast parcels of Green belt land. Plans that are unsustainable, not required and lack the necessary infrastructure for the current  and future communities to thrive.

Join us in the fight against this destruction of Green belt, increased traffic,dangerous roads, stretched services and ensure a safe and prosperous future for Shifnal and the towns and villages that encompass it.

Sign our petition and show Shropshire Council you object to the suggested development and that Shifnal , Tong , Albrighton and the surrounding  areas do Matter!