The future of Shrewsbury to be discussed at meeting

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

A meeting has been organised to discuss the future development of Shrewsbury.

It will take place on January 19 at 2pm and has been organised by Shrewsbury Civic Society.

Mike Carter of the society said: "This will be a great opportunity to consider and help shape aspects of Shrewsbury’s housing growth; It’s a chance to have for people to have their say. Thousands of new homes are planned for Shrewsbury. Many people are concerned that the town gets the right types homes, of good quality, with the right infrastructure, to ensure benefits for existing households as well as for new ones. "

The organisers plan to build on the success of ‘Shrewsbury Growing Forward 1’ - a conference called by last year by former Shrewsbury mayor, Councillor Jane Mackenzie.

Councillor Julian Dean, who will be chairing the meeting, which will be held at Shrewsbury’s University Centre, said: "We will start by hearing the view from Shropshire Council.

"Then we will discuss our hopes for Shrewsbury and conclude by working out a strategy for achieving some more robust council policies.

"We have a window of opportunity during the Local Plan Review which has already begun and concludes early next year.’

Tickets for the event, which is free to attend, are available from

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.


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