We are working to promote land to the south of Preston Street, Shrewsbury for a residential development.
The site is proposed to be allocated for housing development to contribute towards future housing needs in the town through to 2026.
Shropshire Council’s Core Strategy, which was adopted in February 2011, states around 6,500 new dwellings must be built in Shrewsbury by 2026. The Core Strategy prioritises the use of brownfield sites, but given the nature of Shrewsbury and its constraints, it is inevitable that some greenfield land will be required to accommodate the required growth and housing needs.
Some smaller and medium-sized sites are being allocated for development in the Council’s Site Allocations and Management of Development (SAMDev) document and the land south of Preston Street is one such site. The site has been suggested for 200 houses in the period to 2016 and a further 200 after 2016, but linked specifically to improvements to the Column Roundabout and Preston Street.
The potential development of a further 300 to 400 houses is at the very early stage of being explored to the south, linked with improvements to the Shrewsbury College and a link road from London Road.