TELFORD & WREKIN DISTRICT
The Telford & Wrekin District of CPRE Shropshire covers 29 parishes and is home to some 169,400 people living in 73,400 homes in the Borough. Telford & Wrekin is part of the ceremonial county of Shropshire but does not share the same principle authority.
Telford is still a very new town estimated to be 52 years old and was initially developed by the Telford Development Corporation as a “forest town” hence you will find thousands of trees spread across every area in the Borough. Although seen as a considerably urban town the remaining rural area of the Wrekin parliamentary constituency makes the whole borough of Telford & Wrekin some 72% rural, and in a time where there are plans for 17,280 homes to be built in the Borough between 2011 to 2031, it is important CPRE play a role in the protection of green spaces in this area.
The District is very active with Town & Parish Councils with 11 out of 29 signed up as members and Councillors and Clerks regularly attending district meetings and events such as the Green Clean 2018 and the Wrekin Litter Walk 2019.
We monitor weekly planning lists, but our main planning consideration is that we will not support major developments that are not consistent with the Local Plan. We are also embarking on two key pieces of research;
Taking proper care of our hedgerows
Enforcing a sustainable, growing and maintained Green Network
More details of this research will be made public in due course.
We are always looking for new members to help in the following ways:
We are a diverse group of like-minded people and you do not need a necessary level of skills/knowledge to help out. We have warehouse workers and company directors with ages ranging from 25 to 72 and we welcome anyone.
If you would be interested in being involved with our district, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunset in Hollinswood (c) Katrina Baker