A range of ambitious and bold opportunities for Shrewsbury have been set out in a “Masterplan Vision” for how the town could evolve over the next two decades.
The document explores a range of ways in which Shrewsbury could improve and develop, building on the priorities established in the Big Town Plan published in 2018.
The Shrewsbury Big Town Plan Partnership, made up of Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury Town Council and Shrewsbury BID, say the report is a “visionary document” intended to spark debate about the future development of Shrewsbury.
The report has been published by nationally-acclaimed urban designers, Glenn Howells Architects, on behalf of the Shrewsbury Big Town Plan Partnership, made up of Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury Town Council and Shrewsbury BID.
Among the ideas suggested in the report are creating a new northern entrance to the railway station, creating a riverside walkway and park by rerouting traffic away from Smithfield Road, and revitalising the Abbey Foregate viaduct to provide space for businesses and community events.
The report considers how Shrewsbury could develop across four interconnected themes:
- Connecting communities
- Quality and characterful public spaces
- Celebrating heritage
- Creating opportunities and growth