Resident consulted on Market Drayton inner relief road

Residents in Market Drayton are being consulted on plans to build a new £2.5m inner relief road around the town.

The plans will be displayed in the Festival Drayton Centre on 16 March from 1200 GMT to 1700 GMT and on 17 March from 1000 GMT to 2000 GMT.

Shropshire Council staff will be at the centre to answer questions.

The plans include a new road link between Stafford Street and Phoenix Bank to form a new junction with High Street and Great Hales Street.

'Significantly improve'

Questionnaires will be available to be filled in either on the day or to be taken away.

The closing date for the consultation is 20 April.

A council spokesman said the new road link would open up a new tract of land for development on either side of the road which would "significantly improve" an area close to the town centre.

He added if the council collected positive feedback outline planning permission would be applied for later this year.

Councillor Martin Taylor-Smith, Shropshire Council's cabinet member for transport and IT, said: "I'd like to encourage as many people as possible to come along to the exhibitions and view our proposed plans."

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