Condover Parish Council
Condover, Dorrington, Ryton and Stapleton
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There is new page on our website dedicated to the updates to the Parish Plan. You can view it by selecting the "Parish Plan Revisited" page on the menu on the left hand side or alternatively by clicking here.



The Latest edition of our Parish Newsletter has been compiled. Recently councillors have been finding it increasingly difficult to deliver your edition of the Newsletter to your door, especially with vacancies in the Condover Ward. To be sure to receive it electronically, please send an email to the editor: from the address you wish it to be sent to stating that you would like an electronic copy of the newsletter.  Paper copies will also be made available in Condover & Dorrington Post Offices. Alternatively you can simply download the .PDF version of it from this website:
pdfCPC Newsletter Summer 14 Edition (2573.18KB)


Also available online for anyone in the Parish, although it will be more appealing to residents of Ryton, is the June/July 2014 Ryton Village Newsletter: pdfRyton Newsletter No.65 (1877.87KB)



Lightsource Renewable Energy Limited is in the process of assessing sites in the area for solar farm development and are holding a Community Information drop-in evening on:

 15th July at 5.30pm till 8pm at Ryton Village Hall

At this meeting they will present their initial thoughts and gather local feedback which will feed into our final proposal.  The company is also intending to send information leaflets to residents near to the site to invite them to the event, and will also advertise the event in the Shropshire Star newspaper.

Please do try to attend.

For more information, please see the information poster for the event here:
pdfProposed Solar Park near Ryton Information Event July 2014 (186.61KB)



Ref No: 14/00701/FUL - The Fox Inn; Ryton
Proposal: Application for 6 properties.
Status: A more detailed drainage report has been submitted by the applicant. The application is to be considered by the Shropshire Council Planning Committee on 26/6/2014 at Shirehall; Planning Officer's have recommended that permission be given. The Parish Council supports refusal.

Ref. No: 14/01037/OUT - Dorrington
Proposal: Development Land North Side Of Station Road for approx. 24 houses.
Status: The application is to be considered by the Shropshire Council Planning Committee on 26/6/2014 at Shirehall; Planning Officer's have recommended that permission be given. The Parish Council supports refusal.

Ref No: 14/00022/FUL - Dorrington
Proposal: Erection of an agricultural storage shed; on the land At Strawberry Fields Farm, Dorrington, Church Stretton, Shropshire.
Decision: Refused

Ref No: 14/00155/FUL - Nr Condover Park Fishing Pools
The Parish Council has requested an update on the application from Shropshire Council Plannings as the application remains pending.

Ref No: 14/00335/OUT - Nr Station Road, Condover
Proposal: Outline application for the erection of 47 dwellings in Condover
The Shropshire Council planning officer has received some ecological and archaeological surveys and detailed amended plans from the applicant. It realistic to expect that the application will be considered by the Shropshire Council Planning Committee in July. The Parish Council is to consider the amended plans at their meeting on 1st July 2014 at Stapleton Village Hall.

Ref No: 14/01223/FUL - 25 Harley Road, Condover,
Proposal: Erection of a single-storey extension to rear and internal alterations
Decision: The application has been withdrawn (11/06/2014); however a certficate of lawfulness has been issued by Shropshire Council, enabling the proposed development to proceed. The Parish Council have opposed both because of parking issues in Harley Road.

For details of the planning applications and Parish Council's  submissions please access the Shropshire Council Public Access System: 


Condover Parish Council End of Year Financial Documents  for 2013-14are now available to the public and can be found on the Accounts section of this website.



The Parish Council held an extraordinary meeting on 13th May 2014 at Condover Village Hall. The meeting was attended by approximately 35 residents of Ryton. Following much debate from those wishing to register The Fox Inn as a community asset and those against the Parish Council found themselves unable to support the registration or oppose it, as the community is most definitely split on the issue.

Condover Parish Council therefore unanimously agreed to make "No comment" with regard to the registration which is being processed by Shropshire Council.



Pedestrian Crossing in Dorrigton

As you can see in the picture above, the work to install the long awaited pedestrian crossing on the A49 in Dorrington has now been completed and the crossing is fully functional which is great news!

The Parish Council would like to thank Shropshire Cllr Tim Barker, the MP David Kawczynski and Condover Cllr Edna Francis for supporting for the crossing which was formally identified as a priority by the Community in the 2009 Parish Plan.


Shropshire Council & Condover Parish Council are working together with the students from Condover and Dorrington Primary Schools to help keep our parish clean.

We ran a competition for students to design posters that will encourage people to pick up their litter and dog mess. The winning posters can be seen below.
(to view the posters on a bigger scale please click on them)

 Condover Litter Poster 1Condover Litter Poster 2Dorrington Litter Poster 1Dorrington Litter Poster 2


The Parish is currently being swamped by planning applications from developers and as suggested at their meeting on 18/2/2014 recommend that residents write to the MP about the consequences of the National Planning Policy Framework and the 5 year housing supply. For this purpose I have attached a draft letter below for your convenience.
The letter when completed can be sent by email to the MP: or posted.

docLetter to the MP - 5 Year Land Supply & NPPF (37.5KB)

Any comments you wish to make specifically about the Station Rd; Condover application should be sent to Shropshire Council Planning Department or submitted via the Shropshire Council Public Access System; this needs to be done as soon as possible: 

We urge you to re-write to your MP about NPPF and have your opinion heard. As well as this, you can sign up to the electronic petition linked below and do something to show you care about the current planning fiasco!

EPetition -  Amend the NPPF  -    if you wish to support the petition Log on to The petition states:

   "We the undersigned support the principles of the NPPF but believe that its implementation has led to unanticipated consequences"  -  "We believe that such large scale development risks massive, irreversible damage to our villages and the surrounding countryside."

Your individual support is urgently needed; please support your community.


 The West Mercia January 2014 report on keeping yourself, your neighbours, your possessions and the parish as a whole a safer place to live can be found  here:
pdfShrewsbury Rural South Monthly May 2014 (111.22KB)

Also of interest to people in the parish who want to protect their proerty further, is the South Shropshire Crime Reductions Campaign document, attached below.
It contains a list of devices you can purchase to protect your home and details here you can purchase them from.
pdfCrime Reduction Campaign in South Shropshire (317.46KB)




The Council will be considering applications during the year made using a standard grant application form. If you are a local community group seeking financial assistance please download and complete the grant application forms which can be found on the Council's website here or alternatively request one from the Clerk. An upper limit of £100 is applicable for each small grant application; whilst larger grants may be applied for using the slightly more complex grant application form. Budgets are tight funding may not be available in the current year but every application will be considered and where the PC considers it merits support it will integrate it in to future budgets so please do not be out off from applying.


You can report incidents of dog fouling by completing the Shropshire Council Online Report Form  or by contacting Shropshire Council Customer Service Centre on 0345 678 9006 

Dog owners are required by law to clean up after their dog; failure to do so can result in a fixed penalty notice being issued or possible prosecution.

Dog waste should be disposed of in the appropriate manner, either by utilising the Shropshire Council dog or litter bins or by taking it home and disposing of it in your general refuse bin.

The Shropshire Council online form can be found here



The  Parish Council wish to make to make the following responses to the consultation:

Dorington -  The Parish Council proposes amendment to pages 30 and 32 to reflect their ammended village design statement and village development boundary. These have arisen as a result of the public consultation event held on 9th June 2012.

Condover - The Parish Council (PC) support Shropshire Council's SAMDev Draft (Feb 2012) as is and (are pleased to see that phasing of development is well covered on pages 28, 31 & 32). 

Ryton - The Parish Council support the Shropshire Council's SAMDev Draft (Feb 2012) as is which identifies Ryton as countryside.

Stapleton - The Parish Council support Shropshire Council's SAMDev Draft (Feb 2012) as is.

SAMDev Minerals Allocation - Preferred Site Salop Sand & Gravel.

Whilst the Parish Council (PC) is not against expansion of the quarry, it does not support the scale of the quarry development included in Shropshire Council's SAMDev Draft (Feb 2012).

The PC objects to the quarry development North of the blue line (AA) being included (see plan Appendix A):-

1) The extraction is too close to the Village of Condover.
2) The extraction is too close to the Cound Brook.
3) The inclusion of this section as a "preferred option" may lead to planners "tending in favour" if a full planning application is received along these lines.

The PC object to the quarry development South of the blue line (BB) being included (see plan Appendix A):-

1) The extraction is too close to the Village of Ryton.
2) The inclusion of this section as a "preferred option" may lead to planners "tending in favour" if a full planning application is received along these lines.

The PC will not support the proposed new quarry access to the A49 without first seeing a full and comprehensive traffic study carried out, therefore does not support its inclusion as a "preferred option" as planners may "tend in favour" if a full planning application is received along these lines. Note that the PC are specifically concerned that this new quarry access to the A49 may lead to Grange Lane, Condover becoming a "rat run" for traffic into/through the village. 

Once the quarrying is finished, the PC expect the subsequent landscaping to include new public footpaths and a new bridal way providing local residents with full public rights of way across the quarry site (note the PC are not looking for any form of closed nature reserve or "permissive" access). After all of the years of traffic related to mineral extraction that the village's have/will have gone through the PC consider it entirely reasonable that the residents get this full access.

As with new housing development, the PC trust that the PC will receive a levy in relation to new mineral extraction. Please advise what will be the value of this levy per tonne. 

Appendix A can be found and downloaded here.

Please go to this website for details of the Shropshire Council's Preferred Options Site Allocations Management Development Consultation relating to your Parish & Shrewsbury.


A website dedicated to helping people live independently at home as they get older has been set up ontheShropshire council website. The upgraded site introduced a few more sections covering   different aspects that can be of interest to persons:
 End of Life Care           /           Elder Abuse           /           How to Avoid Falling



As Clerk I have witnessed that the Parish Council is frequently approached about matters over which they have no jurisdiction or powers. Shropshire's Safer Stronger Communities Partnership believes that all residents and tenants have the right to live peacefully within their home and communities and is committed to tackling anti-social behaviour.

Anti-social behaviour can take many forms, including playing loud music in the early hours of the morning, graffiti and vandalism, offensive and threatening behaviour, harassment and intimidation, fly-tipping and fly-posting. 

The Partnership is reminding residents that there is now a single reporting number for people to report incidents of anti-social behaviour. If you have experienced or witnessed anti-social behaviour, you shouldn't suffer in silence, please tell them about it by calling: 0345 678 9020



With over 5,000 kilometres of roads, cycleways, footpaths and verges in Shropshire, it is not possible for the council to inspect all of the network all of the time. You can help us by reporting any maintenance problems you see. It is important to provide accurate details of the problem, including; what the problem is, where it is located, when you noticed the problem and your name and contact details. You can report a problem by following this link to the Shropshire Council Website


Find out more about the Condover Community Website, it won't work without your participation, just click on the link below: