Project information


What is a design code?

One of the key priorities agreed through the Big Town Plan is 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. 

If you want to know more about design codes, we have included a pdf document at the bottom of this page that you can view.

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

This consultation site has been launched, which includes an interactive map and a quick-fire survey where you can make comments about what you value the most about this area of the town centre, such as:

  •  What building styles or elements of the streetscene do you like or dislike?
  • What sort of development would you like to see in the future?

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.

Working alongside the Shrewsbury Big Town Plan Partnership, LDA Design will hold a series of stakeholder engagement activities which will take place throughout Autumn/Winter 2022.

To tell us about the areas you love and spend time in in our pilot area in Shrewsbury, please add a comment to our map!

To tell us more about Shrewsbury town centre, please fill in our wider survey!

Check out the following document

Shrewsbury Design Code_ Additional Information.pdf
Shrewsbury Design Code_ Additional Information.pdf

This engagement phase has finished

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