12th February 2016
25th March 2016
This is a major piece of work within Shrewsbury Town Centre so it is vital that people with disabilities and their carers make their feelings known:
Plans to boost Shrewsbury town centre by reducing traffic and making it easier for drivers and pedestrians to get into and around the town go on display this Friday (12 February 2016).
The plans are part of the Shrewsbury integrated transport package (SITP) which aims to stop drivers using the town centre as a through route, and to make better use of the town’s outer and inner ring roads instead.
At the same time, a number of improvements are planned for the town centre to make it more attractive and appealing for pedestrians, and make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to access the town centre and find their way around.
Drawn up by Shropshire Council and its contractor Mouchel, with the support of Shrewsbury BID and Shrewsbury Vision, the plans have been approved by the Department for Transport.
The project will be delivered thanks to Government funding secured by The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) as part of an £80m Growth Deal to support infrastructure and broadband schemes in the region.
The work will cost £12m – with £6m coming from the Marches LEP, and £6m from developer contributions under the community infrastructure levy (CIL) and section 106 payments.
The plans will be on display on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February from 10am to 5pm in a shop unit in the Darwin Centre, to the rear of Marks and Spencer.
They will also be available to view from Friday on the Shropshire Council website at new.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved, where a questionnaire can also be completed.