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Local Government: Shrewsbury

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) planning and (b) other powers the interim authority established for Shrewsbury in the period between the abolition of Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council in March 2009 and the elections for new town councillors in June 2009 will have; and if she will make a statement. (250882)

The parish council of Shrewsbury, as established on 1 April 2009 will have the normal range of powers available to parish councils from that date. Prior to the parish councillors taking office after the elections in June 2009, the parish council will consist of the councillors elected for the electoral divisions of Shropshire which cover the new parish area.