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Big Town Plan to be presented to key partners

By Jordan Reynolds | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

The final draft of Shrewsbury's Big Town Plan will be presented to key partners this month before going out to public consultation.

The draft, which will aim to develop the town centre, will be presented to the town's Business Improvement District (BID) board on July 19, then Shropshire Council's cabinet on July 25 before Shrewsbury Town Council will see the plan on July 30.

The plan will then go out to public consultation and there will be a display in a shop in the town for a number of days for the public to see, the place overview committee heard at Shirehall on Thursday.

Meanwhile, economic growth strategies are set to be developed or other county towns including Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Bridgnorth, and Whitchurch.

Councillor for Ludlow North, Andy Boddington, said: "Last month we had 77 job seekers which is really quite low, we've always ran a very low employment rate.

"On the other hand nobody gets paid very much.

"Our priority is about growing high value industries that require less transport."

Councillor Julian Dean, for Porthill, said he wants to develop an annual sponsored walk to join the green areas of Shrewsbury.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Reporter for the Shropshire Star covering Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas.

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