Funding official for Shrewsbury North West Relief Road
Published March 26th, 2019
The Department of Transport has officially announced the £54 million funding for Shrewsbury’s North West relief road, between Battlefield Link Road and Oxon Link Road, which will provide a new route to take traffic out of the town centre.
The work is likely to start in 2022 and property and business owners in the area are reminded of their rights if their property is affected by the project.
“There will be plenty of activity ahead of the construction phase and compensation may be available even if land is not physically taken for the road,” said chartered surveyor Mark Morison of Berrys.
“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.
“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 accounted for.”
The impact of the scheme will not, however, be negative for everyone. Stuart Thomas, head of planning at Berrys says that the link road will also bring forward strategic land opportunities.
“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,” Stuart said.
For more information and advice contact Mark Morison at the Shrewsbury office of Berrys on 01743 290647 or email email@example.com