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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

Ian Kilby Planning Development Manager of the LPA

Robin Mager Shropshire Wildlife Trust Planning Officer

Charles Green CPRE

David Ward Ex Government Planning Inspector

Peter Gilbert Sustainable Transport Shropshire


Each gave an evaluation of their particular area of expertise on Shrewsbury Growing Forward.

After refreshments the audience then divided into 6 discussion groups to formulate ideas on development priorities.

We then resembled for feedback from the various groups with questions for the panelists mostly answered by Ian and Nic who gave very comprehensive answers.

By the end of the day our attendees went away knowing more about the growth in Shrewsbury they had had the opportunity to share their views and identify key aspects of ‘Sustainable’ neighbourhoods.

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