I welcome this week’s news that the planning application for the North West Relief Road is now available to view on Shropshire Council’s Planning Portal.
The construction of the North West Relief Road in Shrewsbury has been a long-standing campaign for me ever since I became a member of Parliament. Not only will the road unlock large amounts of economic growth for the county bringing with it jobs, it will also reduce congestion both in small villages and the Town Centre. Many people in rural villages such as Bomere Heath are understandably unhappy that their village roads are being used as a rat run because of a lack of a North West Relief Road. In March 2019, we were successful in achieving £54m of investment for the North West Relief Road.
I know that there are many of my constituents that are keen for construction of this new road to start, but I am also mindful that many are also very much opposed to it.
I urge people to view the details of the planning application and to have their say on the proposals, which can be viewed at: