Local professionals on-hand to assist with relief road

Published January 25th, 2019

The funding has been secured for Shrewsbury North West Relief Road and land and business owners in the area are being reminded of their rights if their property is affected by the project.

“This road has been in the offing for a while now and with the funding in place it will be full steam ahead,” said chartered surveyor Mark Morison of Berrys.

Sources suggest that construction could begin as soon as next year and the project will take about two years to build.

“There will be plenty of activity ahead of the construction phase and if you think you are affected you should be aware of your rights to compensation even if your land is not physically taken for the road.

“Early engagement of professional advice is recommended to ensure opportunities to mitigate against the impact of the scheme are maximised and valuation impacts fully understood in what can be a highly complicated area,” Mark said.

“Professional fees can be reclaimed for representation and an experienced agent can help take the stress out of the situation and ensure any loss is fully accounted for.”

The impact of the scheme will not, however, be negative for everyone.

“The link road will also bring forward strategic land opportunities and advice to identify how these could take shape should be taken to ensure long term objectives are identified and, where possible, that the scheme can account for them,” added Stuart Thomas, head of planning at Berrys.

For more information and advice contact Mark Morison at the Shrewsbury office of Berrys on 01743 290647 or email

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More about Mark Morison

Chartered Surveyor
Tel: 01743 290647

Mark joined Berrys as a partner in July 2015. He comes from a farming background and has worked as a rural practice chartered surveyor in Shropshire and mid Wales since 1997. He is a member and accredited Valuer of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants. He is a past chairman and current examiner for the West Midlands Group of Agricultural Valuers and a past chairman of the Shropshire, Montgomeryshire and District Agricultural Valuers Association.

Mark has vast experience in a range of professional services including valuations, landlord and tenant matters, Common Agricultural Policy and rural land management. He is an experienced rural property practitioner conversant with the RICS Practice Statement and Guidance Notes – ‘Surveyors acting as Expert Witnesses’ and the provisions of the Civil Procedure Rules Part 35 and the Arbitration Act 1996 and also a panel Valuer for a number of High Street banks, including Barclays Bank PLC and Lloyds Bank PLC.