Shropshire

Website outlines £250m plan for Telford

Civic offices from Lakeside. Picture from Telford and Wrekin Council.
Image caption Outline planning permission was granted in March

Details of a £250m vision to transform a Shropshire town have been unveiled on a website.

The Southwater scheme will bring hundreds of homes, new civic offices, two hotels, shops and bars to Telford.

Telford and Wrekin Borough Council, Southwater Event Group and the Homes and Communities Agency are working together on the scheme.

The "Southwater at the Heart of Telford" website includes photos, plans and details.

The new logo for the plan has also been unveiled.

Outline planning permission for the scheme was granted in March and the main building work is expected to start in December.

Telford and Wrekin Council leader Andrew Eade said: "The Southwater regeneration scheme will transform Telford town centre into a vibrant social and economic hub and give the borough a centre to be proud of.

"It will mean new jobs, new opportunities and more inward investment and provide a place that people want to work in, live in, visit and enjoy."

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