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Just days remain to have your say on the future of Oswestry

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Just days remain for you to comment on the Oswestry’s Masterplan Vision to help us shape the future for the town.

Business, residents and visitors are being urged to take part in the consultation period and help us build a vision and priorities to shape the town for coming generations.

If you haven’t had your say time is running out as the consultation for this Masterplan Vision closes at 5pm on Thursday (24 March 2022).

But you can have your say online here or by dropping into the former Edinburgh Woollen Mill building at The Cross, on Wednesday (23 March 2022) between 10am and 2pm.

The aim of the masterplan, which is a joint project between Shropshire Council, Oswestry Town Council and Oswestry Business Improvement District (BID), is to support the long-term regeneration of the town centre and the wider area.

Ed Potter, Shropshire Council’s Deputy Leader, and Cabinet member for economic growth, regeneration and planning, said:

Just days remain for you to help us shape the future of Oswestry through the masterplan consultation and it is really important you help us.

We want to make Oswestry a better place to live, work and visit and a healthier and more sustainable town.

The masterplan sets out the aims and aspirations we have for the future – but we need you to help us shape it.

Four areas of focus have been identified where significant change is expected – the Cambrian Gateway, the Castle Quarter, the Church Street Quarter and the Mile End area.

Some of the major ideas in the plan include considering options for the future redevelopment of the former Morrisons site, improving accessibility and connectivity, enhancing green and public space, bringing vacant properties back to use, managing car parking, strengthening the cultural offer, and better bus services.

More information can also be collected from Oswestry Library or Oswestry Guildhall reception.