Shropshire Council

Oswestry and surrounding area

Place plans were developed to include a main centre (often a market town) and its surrounding smaller towns, villages, and rural hinterland. These areas are recognised in the Local Plan as functioning geographical areas, with strong linkages to and from the main town and the wider area.

The Oswestry and Surrounding Area Place Plan covers the area identified within the red outline on the map image on this page. It summarises and prioritises the local infrastructure needs which are required to support the sustainable development of the area, and identifies the wider investment needs to assist delivery of the community’s vision and aspirations. 

Data and information review

The infrastructure project list is based on information submitted to us by town and parish councils in each place plan area. This information is then tested against data held by us, and further informed by consultation with a range of infrastructure providers. 

By gathering this information, we've been able to understand more clearly the needs of each place plan area and use this information to make some difficult decisions about prioritisation of projects.

Key infrastructure issues

A review of information for this area has shown that key infrastructure issues are: 

  • Development of Oswestry Innovation Park - 22.7ha of strategic employment land to drive long term sustainability in Oswestry and create the conditions for employment growth.  
  • Improvements to the strategic road network at Mile End to unlock planned and future housing and employment development opportunities.  
  • Provision of new housing through the Oswestry Sustainable Urban Extension with up to 800 housing units plus mixed-use development proposed. 
  • Potential for a mixed use development (including key worker accommodation) at Park Hall. 
  • Development of innovative healthcare opportunities with RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital.  
  • ICT / Broadband improvements to meet demands from new development and economic growth (including rural and other remote parts of the place plan area). 
  • Electricity supply upgrade to support new development, along with additional water and sewage capacity (including in rural and other remote parts of the place plan area).


Several projects have been identified and prioritised for the area. You can find the details for each project in the Oswestry Place Plan which is attached to this page to view or download.