Shrewsbury North West Relief Road

Client: Shropshire Council

Shrewsbury Relief Road Landscape of AreaThis was a major scheme to help reduce traffic congestion within the historic town centre of Shrewsbury. The road would complete the North West section of the existing ring road relieving pressure on approach roads into Shrewsbury. The scheme was high profile and controversial raising both ardent support and objections from the local community.

Much of the proposed route would pass through high quality landscape, including the scenic River Severn and a wealth of archaeology and biodiversity sites. The project was challenging and Moore Environment assessed a number of routes to ensure that the chosen preferred route was the best possible solution to both protect and utilise the attractive landscape.

We were involved from the early stages and our role as environmental coordinator and landscape architect has included:

  • Production of presentation information for and attendance at three public exhibitions and consultation processes including analysis of the outcomes from the consultations.
  • Development of an accessibility strategy for vulnerable users and incorporation of linked up public rights of way and cycle routes from the proposed route into the local landscape.
  • Production of the environmental master plan and main-scheme business case for DfT.
  • Production of Employers Requirements for the proposed ECI contract.

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