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Please share your views on Shrewsbury’s buildings and design

What parts of the town centre make you say “this is Shrewsbury”?

That’s the question we are asking as we create a design code for future development in the town.

One of the key priorities agreed through the Shrewsbury Big Town Plan was that any new developments should reflect the town’s unique character and heritage by meeting ‘The Shrewsbury Test’.

A key way of achieving this is to implement a design code, which will ensure future developments are delivered to the highest standards, whilst sensitive to the town’s outstanding heritage.

Work is now starting to develop the design code for the west end, Frankwell and Riverside areas of Shrewsbury - and people are being urged to get involved.

An interactive map and quick-fire survey have been launched which people can use to share their views about the design of buildings and public spaces in the town centre.

We want to know what makes you go wow, and conversely, what has the opposite effect.

What do you think of the buildings in the town centre?

● What are good examples of how Shrewsbury should look, and what needs to change?How do you think things should change in the future?

The map on this website is an easy way to add photographs and comments about specific buildings and streets, so you can make your views known.

It’s all about giving the community the opportunity to shape the future of their town, and we would urge as many people as possible to get involved.

Urban design and planning specialists, LDA Design, are leading the project which will ultimately identify potential development opportunities and attract investment whilst Shrewsbury’s special qualities are maintained.

The project has been grant funded by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and Shropshire Council is one of 25 local authorities taking part in the Design Code Pathfinders programme.

Posted on 21st November 2022

by Claire Evans