Welcome to Trefonen Rural Protection Group

The TRPG Mission

The Trefonen Rural Protection Group works to safeguard the rurality of Trefonen in a way that underpins all that is best in the balance between new housing/land use proposals and a tranquil, productive and beautiful environment. TRPG closely monitors larger scale housing development and land change of use proposals that are considered to be counter to that aim.

Trefonen is a unique rural village with precious and finite resources – requiring continious focus to ensure that any proposed developments do not lead to urban sprawl.

TRPG is a fully constituted local organisation, committed to standing up for the village and its countryside, to protect it from the threats it faces and to shape its future for the better.

The work of Rural Protection extends beyond planning developments and TRPG has expanded activities to include Heritage, History, Archaeology, Wildlife and the Natural Landscape.

TRPG Objectives

TRPG has formulated a set of objectives to ensure that the mission is achieved.

  • To minimise the amount of green fields and trees to be lost to development so that residents of today and future generations can continue to enjoy the rural village of Trefonen and its countryside.

  • To influence Shropshire Council Planning Policy and its Officers and Councillors in order to preserve the heritage and character of Trefonen and its rural surroundings.

  • To retain visible green spaces within Trefonen and between its neighbouring villages and Oswestry in order to preserve their individual identities and to prevent continuous urban sprawl.

  • To achieve a fair distribution of truly "Affordable" small-scale housing spread evenly and sympathetically across the village.

  • To ensure the design, scale, layout and location of new houses is in keeping and sensitive to the character and local distinctiveness of Trefonen.

  • To work to prevent concentrated and intensive developments with their resultant infrastructure and environmental impacts.

  • To support the protection of the national monument of Offa’s Dyke and its passage through the confines of Trefonen village and all other aspects of cultural heritage, including industrial and archaeological sites within Trefonen.

TRPG Active Campaigning and Lobbying

The Management Committee works tirelessly to activate the true ideals of localism, by inspiring villagers and others to make known their feelings and views to Governing Bodies involved in the Planning Processes and Decision Making at all levels - Parish, Unitary County and National Government.

The TRPG has directly made strong representations, enhanced by the significant expertise contributed from professionals in other relevant and related organisations. Since its formation in March 2014, the TRPG has established itself  as an effective organisation that is respected and recognised as a reputable body.

Become a Member

Membership of TRPG is open to any individual of 18 years of age and older who is interested in helping TRPG to fulfil its Mission and Objectives and who will abide by the TRPG Constitution.

All you have to do is to is complete a Membership Application Form and pay an annual subscription of £5.

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