Options for empty house to turn out to be mini shopping mall and residences

Oswestry's Cross Street has had empty shops for many years
Oswestry’s Cross Avenue has had empty shops for quite a few years

Councillors stated the plan for the residence in Cross road would enable revitalise the retail coronary heart of the city.

The council has extended been campaigning for the refurbishment of empty outlets in Oswestry and is performing with Shropshire council and the town’s Business enterprise Enhancement District. It also hopes Heritage Motion Zone funding can be used to breathe everyday living back into the centre.

At Wednesday’s arranging assembly various councillors claimed the plan was precisely what was wanted for Oswestry.

Councillor Mike Isherwood, Chair of Oswestry City Council’s Advancement and Organizing committee reported was delighted at the proposal from a developer to devote in 1 of Cross Street’s empty stores.

The options contain turning the former Burton’s retailer into a ‘Little Mall’ with four shop models and changing the higher a few flooring into ten residential flats as nicely as enhancements to two store-fronts.

Councillor Isherwood stated, ‘These strategies will support revitalise aspect of our city centre which several have extensive recognised as needing investment decision and support. It has taken far too extended, but Oswestry Council with the Oswestry BID and Shropshire Council have been performing difficult to draw in particularly this kind of undertaking and it is a excellent example of what can be achieved with co-operation and perseverance.

“There is additional operate to be completed, but there are also tips becoming reviewed and tons of strength heading into building items come about, specifically through the Heritage Motion Zone, and I am fired up about the opportunities and difficulties forward. I know that all people in Oswestry is established that we will emerge from the latest dreadful problem as a local community and a town which cares for 1 an additional and will use our strengths and talents to establish again superior, jointly.”

Shropshire Council will choose whether or not to grant arranging permission at a upcoming date.