Consultation starts on plan to manage Severn Gorge Conservation Area

Telford & Wrekin Council is consulting residents and relevant stakeholders on a draft plan for the management of the Severn Gorge Conservation Area.

Consultation starts on plan to manage Severn Gorge Conservation Area
The council has gained funding from Historic England to put together a plan which focuses on the built and historic environment in a planning context.

The plan will provide an evidence base for the forthcoming World Heritage Site Supplementary Planning Document for Telford & Wrekin’s Local Plan, which is due for examination later this year.

The Severn Gorge Conservation Area Management Plan will give the council management recommendations in order to help appropriately manage the area to ensure its World Heritage status continues to be recognised worldwide.

Public consultation is already under way and will end on Monday November 28 at 12 noon.

Telford & Wrekin Council’s planning team will be presenting the draft plan to The Gorge Parish Council on November 15 and Madeley Town Counmcil on November 22. Hard copies are available at both parish council offices, libraries and council offices.

The plan is also available to view and comment on online at 

Councillor Richard Overton, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet lead for planning, said: “The plan outlines what the Severn Gorge Conservation Area includes, outlines the planning issues affecting the Gorge, details the issues, threats and opportunities for the future and makes recommendations for its future management.

“We welcome all feedback on the plan and when it is confirmed, it will be discussed by the council’s cabinet in the New Year.”