Shropshire Council

Mile end improvements

Work has begun on the Mile End roundabout in recent weeks as Shropshire Council and contractors Balfour Beatty begin to improve the site to unlock significant developments at the gateway to Oswestry.  

The timeframe for completion of the project is early 2022 and work has already begun on enabling the project, including ecological and archaeological work. 

Development in Oswestry has been heavily constrained previously by the existing capacity of the road network. Previous improvements to the Mile End junction addressed only existing traffic issues, and there has been a significant increase in traffic unrelated to proposed developments.   

Improvements to the highways network are needed to bring forward the planned Oswestry Innovation Park and allocated housing.  

The new road layout will achieve several objectives, including:

  • Improving the existing road layout
  • Enabling existing housing proposals to be brought forward
  • Enabling the proposed plan for the Oswestry Innovation Park to be brought forward
  • Enabling additional employment opportunities in Oswestry through the construction period and beyond
  • Enhancing the gateway into Oswestry, providing relief to Mile End congestion

An overbridge across the A5 for pedestrians and cyclists is planned to link the proposed employment land at Oswestry Innovation Park with the planned housing developments on the Oswestry Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE). An application for planning permission for the overbridge has been approved as an addendum to the planning application for the road improvements. 

Section 10 and Section 14 Orders

The Council is required to make application under the Highways Act 1980 for Section 10 and Section 14 Orders that relate to the trunking, detrunking and stopping up of both Shropshire Council and Highways England owned and maintained highways. Further to the adverts placed in the Shropshire Star and London Gazette, plans and copies of the Orders are available below to view as part of the formal consultation process.

Any person may object not later than 2 July 2021 to the confirmation of the Order by notice to the Secretary of State for Transport, National Transport Casework Team, Tyneside House, Skinnerburn Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7AR or by email to stating their objection.

The Consultation is due to end on 2 July 2021 and objections received after this date may not be accepted.

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