Shropshire Branch Committee

In Shropshire, the CLA flourishes with a strong committee and regular meetings with politicians both national and local. Particularly successful have been the meetings at Stokesay Court where we have met with officers and councillors from Shropshire County Council to discuss issues such as the Community Infrastructure Levy, which amounts to a tax on new development. You can be assured that the CLA is hot on the case of any rural issues affecting the county.

Your Committee 

President  Alex Carson Taylor
Chairman The Hon Selina Graham 
Vice Chairman Dimitri Harrison 

The Viscount Boyne
The Hon. Charles Bridgeman  
Steven Corfield  
Lord Forester (George)
Lord Hamilton  (Gavin)
William Heywood-Lonsdale  
Richard Hughes
Andrew Kenyon
Rupert Kenyon-Slaney  
Caroline Magnus
Edward Matson  
Robert Paul  
Roger Plowden
Andrew Sayer
Simon Scott
Rhydian Scurlock-Jones 
Peter Ward  
Michael Watney 

Peter Holt (Sabbatical)

Some issues covered in recent committee meetings:

  • CAP Reform
  • Biotechnology
  • Social media
  • Scrap metal thefts
  • Member Representation on Policy Committee and Council
  • Rural Tourism
  • Water issues

Representation  Branch members and regional staff are currently involved with the following bodies and consultations:

  • Newport Canal Restoration Trust
  • Telford And Wrekin Local Access Forum
  • Montgomery Canal Restoration Trust
  • Fresh Start Initiative Shropshire Rural Hub
  • Shropshire Hills AONB
  • Joint Advisory Committee
  • Environment Agency
  • Shropshire Groundwater Liaison Group
  • Telford Core strategy (shaping places)
  • Shropshire SAMDev Preferred Options
  • Shropshire Community Infrastructure Levy revised  Shropshire core strategy