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New Plan for the Stew – 14 August 2018

Another plan has been put forward for the Stew.

This one is an update posted on the previous application’s validation number (17/05538/FUL) so it is important to disassociate previous documents and comments.

Shrewsbury Civic Society feels this new plan is better than previous ones but reserves making overall comments until more information is known. […]

Shrewsbury Growing Forward


Shrewsbury Growing Forward exceeded all expectations with attendees from many different interest groups attending.

Shrewsbury’s Mayor Jane Mackenzie gave an introduction to the meeting, welcoming the panelists and Chairman for the day Mike Carter.

The Panelists consisted of :

Cllr Nic Laurens Shropshire Council Cabinet Member and Portfolio holder for investment and Economic growth


Shrewsbury Civic Society Awards 2018 Entry Form

Entry Form 2018 (1) Click here to download form

SCS Building Awards 2018

Shrewsbury Civic Society (SCS) Building Awards are for buildings in Shrewsbury which are considered to make a positive contribution to the built environment of the Town. The last Awards were made in 2016 and this year is to be the next time that the buildings of Shrewsbury are to be considered. There are four categories […]

Mayors forum

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‘Young Darwin and Shrewsbury’ opened by Mayor Jane Mackenzie Monday February 20th 2018.

‘Young Darwin and Shrewsbury’ opened by Mayor Jane Mackenzie Monday February 20th 2018. The Mayor is working to have Charles Darwin’s home saved as the lease come up for renewal, she spent some time viewing the exhibition and said, “ This is a comprehensive look at Charles Darwin’s childhood and as life a young adult […]

Forum – Shrewsbury Growing Forward: Urban Sprawl or sustainable development. April 28th 1pm.

“Shrewsbury Growing Forward: Urban Sprawl or sustainable development”. An Open Forum Meeting to share views.

Shrewsbury’s Mayor, Cllr Jane Mackenzie, and the Civic Society want to consider how the town might accommodate some 8000 new dwellings and maintain high quality of environment and living. This Forum will briefly hear from a number of experts on […]

Stew Update February 2018 Mike Carter

Shrewsbury Civic Society has added to its objection to the application concerning the Stew

We re-iterate the urgent need for a sensible and sympathetic re-use of the building. However, we note that Historic England (HE), the nation’s inspectorate of heritage and buildings, has objected very strongly:

HE objections are that:

the proposals would cause harm […]

Planning Application 17/05538/FUL for the Stew Frankwell Quay Shrewsbury 2017

Planning Application 17/05538/FUL for The Stew, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, December 2017.


Along with a number of other local and national groups and many residents, Shrewsbury Civic Society has been concerned about this building for years. It is again the subject of what we think is an inappropriate planning application. We are very keen for […]

Sir Neil Cossons Keynote Speaker on Saturday 9th September at 7pm at St Alkmund’s Church SY1-1UH

Sir Neil Cossons keynote speaker