Shropshire Star

'An eyesore': Residents warn new Shrewsbury Travelodge plans could spoil environment for generations

An 83-bed Travelodge in Shrewsbury town centre would be an "eyesore" say residents, as they warn it threatens to spoil the environment for generations to come.

A new artist's impression of how the Travelodge could look

People have reacted to fresh images of the Barker Street proposal, which were unveiled by landowners Morris Property at a Shrewsbury Town Council meeting this week.

The firm said it had consulted the Shrewsbury Big Town Plan partnership and Shrewsbury Civic Society among others to try to find a solution which appeals to more people.

However, it would appear the designs for the four-storey hotel and retail complex - which would be situated next to the Grade II-listed and historically important Rowley's House and Mansion - have not gone down well so far.

An architect said the plan was for Rowley's House to still be visible. This fresh artist's impression shows how the hotel complex would look from next to the market hall

Wendy Hayeck said: "An entire public car park will be lost with only a few available after being built. How can anyone support this application without a significant amount of car parking. I would not want to be lugging suitcases from Frankwell car park.

"We only have to look at the Premier Inn to see how this may look in a few years time. An eyesore!

"I also object to this proposal being so close to Rowley's House."