Shropshire Council

Key dates

2019

  • 21 March – Department for Transport awards £54.4m towards the construction of the NWRR
  • April/May - environmental baseline surveys carried out
  • 16 May - update report to full council / programme entry ratification
  • June - governance report to overview/scrutiny committee
  • September to December – completion of further detailed designs in line with environmental, technical and adjacent landowner/stakeholder requirements.

2020

  • January – pre-planning submission public and stakeholder consultation (six weeks)
  • April – planning application submitted
  • Spring - planning committee decision
  • Summer – procurement starts

2021

  • May - full business case to cabinet, council, scrutiny
  • Spring to summer – Public inquiry
  • September – submission/endorsement of full business case to DfT
  • Winter - appointment of contractor

2022

  • Spring - start of construction

2023

  • Spring - road opening

2024

  • Spring – project fully complete
Please note that all of the above dates are approximate and subject to change