AMBITIOUS plans to redevelop areas of Oswestry town centre will be discussed by councillors next week.

The Future Oswestry Masterplan and Vision will be presented to Shropshire Council’s Cabinet next week, ahead of a six-week consultation anticipated to start in February 2022.

It is the outcome of a major project of collaborative work between Shropshire Council, Oswestry Town Council and the Oswestry Business Improvement District (BID).

And ahead of that meeting, the Advertizer has had a look at how the three main areas will look before and after their proposed transformations.

The three strands of the vision are for Oswestry to be: a better place to live, a better place to work, and a healthier and more sustainable town.

From these key strands, a range of opportunities and potential projects – Big Ideas for Oswestry – have been highlighted for further investigation. These include ideas and opportunities within each of the four areas of Oswestry where more significant change is anticipated: the Cambrian Gateway (Oswald Road), the Castle Quarter (Bailey Head), the Church Street Quarter (Festival Square), and the approach into town from the Mile End area.

Ed Potter, Shropshire Council’s deputy leader, and Cabinet member for economic growth, regeneration and planning, said: "This is a truly fantastic opportunity to shape the future of Oswestry and create an ambitions vision for the future of the town.

"The masterplan is full of ideas on how Oswestry can change and improve in the future, and I hope everybody who lives in, works in or visits Oswestry will have their say during the public consultation.

"We have some bold ambitions and I am looking forward to seeing what everybody thinks."

Further details on the consultation – and how you can take part – will be released if Cabinet agrees to the plan.