Redevelopment of Shrewsbury's Dana prison recommended for approval

Plans for the transformation of Shrewsbury's historic Dana prison could get the go-ahead next week when Shropshire Council planners meet.

Shrewsbury Prison which is due to close on April 1
Shrewsbury's Dana Prison

The owner of the Dana, Trevor Osborne is seeking permission to convert the Grade II listed building in to student accommodation, residential dwellings, retail/restaurant opportunities, business space and a gymnasium.

Officers have recommended outline planning approval be granted at a meeting of the central planning committee.

How the former Dana prison in Shrewsbury could look after the transformation
How the former Dana prison in Shrewsbury could look after the transformation

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Comments for: "Redevelopment of Shrewsbury's Dana prison recommended for approval"


I do hope this is approved. I'm a town centre resident: parking, traffic, access etc etc will always be an issue in a medieval town - and it gets resolved. To be successful this has to be a mixed development. What's being proposed looks balanced, refreshingly forward thinking and yet sympathetic to Shrewsbury life. I like it! - it's a breath of fresh air through a building with a sad and difficult past.


So are we to conclude that the Council's highways experts have decided that an extra 16 slots are a complete solution? Or is it all just too tiresome to bother with anymore?


I wish Trevor Osborne owned and lived in a property in say Albert St, Castlefields, I guarantee this project would never go ahead if he did.

Already the double parking issue has moved up New Park Road from The Canal Tavern and has now reached New Park House, it will only get worse, Beacalls Lane, Albert St, Severn St, North St,West St Queen St and John St have reached their limit.

I feel sure the extra 16 spaces allocated for parking and the 'Ban' on students bringing their own vehicles will make a difference, NOT !

The residents of Castlefields have been betrayed.

Shame on you Councillors who voted in favour of approving this ridiculous developement.

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