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

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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.