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The Site Allocations and Management of Development (SAMDev) Plan Schedule of Main Modifications is published for a six week consultation from Monday 1 June until 5pm Monday 13 July 2015.

The Inspector is inviting comments on the proposed Main Modifications as part of the examination into the Shropshire Council SAMDev Plan. The Main Modifications have been identified by the Inspector as those necessary to make the policies in the SAMDev Plan sound.  The Inspector will take account of all representations relating to the modifications before finalising her report to the Council. 

Please note that the Inspector is only inviting comments on the suggested Main Modifications. Comments that do not relate to a suggested Main Modification will not be considered.

Making representations and viewing documents

Representations must be made to the Programme Officer and received by 5pm on Monday 13 July 2015. Representations received after this time will not be accepted or considered by the Inspector

Representations can be made by post of email using the following contact information:  

Daphne Woof - Programme Officer
Planning Policy Team
Shropshire Council
Abbey Foregate

The ‘SAMDev Plan Schedule of Main Modifications’ is available to download at the bottom of the page. You should use the ‘SAMDev Plan Main Modifications Response Form’ (also available below) to submit your comments to the Programme Officer. Guidance on how to complete the form is available in the ‘SAMDev Plan Main Modifications Guidance notes’.

The accompanying Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment for the Main Modifications are also available below. The submitted SAMDev Pre-Submission Draft (March 2014) is also available to view.

A reference copy of the SAMDev Plan Schedule of Main Modifications is also available for inspection during normal opening hours at our principal office at Shirehall. A copy is also available for inspection during normal opening hours at:

Who to contact about the SAMDev Plan

The Programme Officer for the examination is Daphne Woof. Daphne can be contacted by e-mail via or telephone on 07580 523237 for all SAMDev Plan examination matters.

For general planning policy matters please contact  


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