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 

  • March / April – pre-planning submission public and stakeholder consultation 

2021 

  • 19 February – planning application submitted  
  • June/July – planning committee first meeting, post-local elections 
  • June to August – end of planning determination / decision 
  • Mid/late summer – begin preparation of a full business case 
  • September to late spring 2022  potential public inquiry 
  • December - full business case to cabinet, council, scrutiny 
  • December - full business case to DfT  

2022

  • February  full business case endorsement by DfT 
  • Spring - appointment of contractor 
  • Spring / summer - start of construction 

2024 

  • Spring – road open and project fully complete 

Please note that all of the above dates are approximate and subject to change.