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.
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.
A consultation site has been launched, which includes an interactive map where you can make comments about what you value the most about this area of the town centre, such as:
- What aspects of the town make Shrewsbury great?
- What buildings and public spaces say ‘this is Shrewsbury’?
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.