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Thank you for over 170 responses so far!

More than 170 responses have been made so far in a survey about how new development should be designed in Shrewsbury - don’t miss out on your chance to get involved. If you've already commented please tell your friends!

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 we want you to get involved.

This website is the place to make your views known about the design or buildings and public spaces in this part of Shrewsbury, and it’s great that so many people have already made comments.

You have until 20th January 2023 to have your say, so please take this opportunity to help shape the future development of Shrewsbury.

Here are a selection of comments which have been made so far - what do you think?

“A really smart feel to this area [top of Mardol]. New benches are better than sandstone, although a shame the blocks went.”

“I love this piece of public art [Quantum Leap] but it's a shame it's not more of a focal point. It kind of looks shoved there and more could be made of it.”

“Don’t pedestrianise Smithfield road. It will be a disaster for accessing the railway station.”

“Rowley’s House is an attractive building, which should be put to some use. From the market hall end in particular it should not be swamped by large inappropriate buildings and surrounded by a sea of cars.”

Tell us here what you think.....

Posted on 22nd December 2022

by Claire Evans

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