Villagers are being asked to help make Hadnall the best place to live in Shropshire by offering suggestions on what they would like to see as part of any potential future development.

The Sansaw Estate wants to engage with the local community to help create the best future vision for the village. Hadnall is one of the preferred villages for development chosen by Shropshire Council and is now of a size which means it will receive development at each point the council plans for more housing.

This ‘drip, drip’ approach cannot deliver any material increases in facilities or environmental enhancement. What Sansaw proposes is a strategic and planned approach, to deliver the same scale of development of a similar period but with far greater local benefits.

Sansaw Estate has released some initial plans to Hadnall Parish Council and the public to build a four phase development which would create 515 new homes over a 30 to 40 year period, as well as leisure facilities, a new primary school and community spaces.

The first phase of the proposed development would involve bringing in new community facilities, approximately 85 homes for people of all generations, space for nature, new connections for walking, cycling and riding and approximately 12 plots for self-builders.

It aims to attract new investment in infrastructure, public spaces and facilities, new traffic calming measures, a reduction in speed limits and employment and workspace.

Following a recent meeting with the parish council, the owners of the Sansaw Estate are asking for the Hadnall residents to come forward with suggestions of what they would like to see included in the village which will benefit future generations to come.

James Thompson, Managing Director of Sansaw Estate said comments on the proposals from the public are vital to making the development beneficial for the whole area.

“We are being completely transparent with our vision to develop Hadnall,” he said.

“We live in the area and we work in the area and it’s vitally important for us to hear the community’s thoughts on what they would like to see.

“This is about improving the village for the community and making it the best place to live in Shropshire, and that is why we want to work with residents to make sure we get this right.

“Our best interest lies with the people in Hadnall and we want to make sure what we’re proposing works for the community too.”

People are asked to send their suggestions and comments by emailing Shropshire Council at planningpolicy@Shropshire.gov.uk using the subject headline ‘Hadnall Development’. If you’d like to view the proposals in more detail you can do so using the links below.