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Government housing experts visit Shrewsbury

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Senior figures from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), the High Streets Expert Panel and the Institute of Place Management (IPM) visited Shrewsbury this week (Wednesday 19 September 2018) to find out more about the town, and Shropshire Council and its partners’ ambitious plans for its future.

Head of Regeneration at MHCLG Laura Hurley, Member of the High Streets Expert Panel Councillor Graham Galpin, and Director and Visiting Professor IPM Simon Quin were given a tour of the town, which included a visit to the shopping centres, the award-winning Shrewsbury Market Hall and Wyle Cop. They also were given the opportunity to speak with some business owners before heading to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery to hear about the Shrewsbury Big Town Plan.

A row of houses

Nic Laurens, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for economic growth, said:

“It was a privilege to welcome delegates from the MHCLG, High Streets Experts Panel and IPM to our county town, which I believe is only one of five in the country that is being visited.

“Shrewsbury has so much to offer and we’re delighted that we were able to show them our vibrant businesses, historic buildings and give them an insight into what we’re all trying our best to achieve.

“It’s an extremely exciting time.”