Call for sites

The Council is inviting landowners or their representatives to submit sites which may be suitable for future development.

The call for sites process helps identify development opportunities as part of the review of the Telford & Wrekin Local Plan, those sites which are most suitable to meet needs will be determined at a later stage in the review process.

The Council will assess all submitted sites against planning policy and other considerations. Sites will be assessed for their inclusion in the new Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA). The SHELAA provides information on the range of sites which are available to meet development needs. The inclusion of sites in the SHELAA does not mean that the Council supports a site or that it is allocated for development. This is because not all sites considered in the assessment will be required for development.

The Council is particularly interested in identifying land for employment/business uses; however, other land uses can also be submitted.

The call for sites process is open until 8 January 2021. Please note that any previous submissions will need to be submitted again following the format set out below, as this is a new call for sites process.

Submitting sites

The Council will only accept site submissions on the form provided. If you would like to submit one or more sites for consideration then please complete one form for each site and attach a location plan for each site showing its boundaries. Please access the online call for sites form via the link below. Guidance on completing the form is available through the ‘Help’ tab above (open in a new window).

If you have any queries about submitting a site, or need any assistance with your online site submission, please contact the Strategic Planning Team on 01952 384241 or email

Brownfield land register

In April 2017 a new duty was placed on local planning authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a register of previously developed land (brownfield land) which is suitable for residential development. The register is published online on the Council’s website.

For a site to be included on the register it must be at least 0.25ha in size or capable of providing at least five homes, it must be suitable and available for residential development and should be deliverable within fifteen years. Further guidance is available on the government’s website.

Any submissions to the call for sites process that meet the definition of previously developed land (refer to the ‘Help’ tab for the government definition) will also be assessed for inclusion in the Council’s Brownfield land register.

Privacy notice under the Data Protection Act 2018

Telford & Wrekin Council is collecting Personal Identifiable Information to enable us to provide you with updates and information related to your interest in the call for sites process. This information is being processed under DPA – Schedule 2 (2a) (GDPR 2018 -Article 6 (1)b).

The information collected in this response form will be used by the Council to inform the review of the Local Plan and contribute to planning policy evidence. By responding you are accepting that your response and the information within it will be in the public domain, and that it may be disclosed if requested under the Freedom of Information Act. However, any published information will not contain personal details of individuals.

Telford & Wrekin Council will not share any personal identifiable information collected with external organisations unless required to do so by law. For further details on the Council’s privacy arrangements please view the privacy page on the Council’s website page. If you have any concerns about how your information is used or if you do not wish to receive any further contact from the Council related to the above matters please contact the Strategic Planning Team on 01952 384241 or email

Register for planning policy consultations

The Council has commenced a review of its Local Plan. If you wish to register or update your contact details for future planning policy consultations, please visit the Council’s Planning Policy Consultation Portal and select the ‘Login / Register’ option.

Help page

There is a separate help page to view the questions and details required. Because the form is split over three pages the help page will give users an idea of the questions and what is required so they can draft responses before submitting in one go.