Planning team success at Shrewsbury Town football club

Published August 7th, 2019

Berrys staff were treated to a tour of Shrewsbury Town Football Club’s extensive facilities following their office meeting held this week (August 6) at the football ground on Oteley Road.

The planning team at the Shrewsbury Business Park office of Berrys has worked extensively with the football club in  recent years, helping them obtain planning permission for a food store to be built on land adjacent and gaining planning consent for further car parking and facilities and extending the reach of the club’s leisure offering to include other events such as concerts.

“Our planning services have enabled the club to develop its services and build links with the local community, enabling investment in projects which strive to make a difference to the whole county,” explained Stuart Thomas, head of Planning at Berrys.

For planning advice contact Stuart Thomas on 01743 267069 email

Caption: Partners and staff of Berrys pictured during their visit to Shrewsbury Town football ground from left; Chris Jones; Brian Caldwell, CEO Shrewsbury Town Football Club; Mark Morison; Sarah Reece; Matthew Anwyl; Pauline Rowson; Catherine Grice; Mark Lord; Craig Schofield; Anna Bowen; Stuart Thomas.


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Head of Planning
Tel: 01743 267069
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Stuart has an MA in Town Planning and Development, an honours degree in Human Geography, is a full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and is a PRINCE II Project Management Qualified Practitioner. He joined Berrys in May 2013 and became a partner of the firm in April 2014. He is Head of Planning, responsible for the delivery of planning services across all five offices. Prior to joining Berrys, Stuart held a number of senior Council positions including Head of Development Control at North Shropshire District Council and Area Planning Manager at Shropshire Council.

Stuart has 15 years of experience is all aspects of planning. Specific areas of expertise include agricultural and intensive poultry planning, affordable housing, strategic residential, renewable and commercial developments and rural housing. Stuart has also considerable experience in understanding the finer detail of National Planning Policy, Community Infrastructure Levy, S106 negotiations and planning appeals.