Planning News: The latest version of the local plan if approved by the ruling cabinet should be out for public consultation for 6 weeks during August and September; not ideal during the holiday season. This plan was called ‘Shaping Places’ or Wrecking Places but is now known as the Telford and Wrekin Draft Local Plan. Once approved by the planning inspectorate it should be adopted in December 2016!!! It will have taken 5 years during which many acres of green fields have been lost forever. Please do respond to the public consultation, let the Council know your views. This may be the last chance you get to influence the planning policy until 2031.