Revised plans for the redevelopment of Dana prison have been wholly supported by Shrewsbury BID, following a meeting with developers and local consultation.

The new plans have increased the residential element of the scheme and addressed concerns about insufficient parking and access. Although disappointed that the previous mixed use scheme was rejected, Shrewsbury BID fully support the new plans put forward by Trevor Osborne, which will bring an iconic Shrewsbury building back to full usage, benefiting the profile and economy of the town centre.

Mike Matthews, Chairman of Shrewsbury BID and owner of The Prince Rupert Hotel said: “Trevor Osborne is an experienced operator within the UK property sector and has a background of identifying historic and unique properties which, with significant investment and careful planning, can transform the building and enhance the surrounding areas. I am very pleased that Trevor has identified Shrewsbury as a town he wishes to invest in and his plans for the Dana Prison will undoubtedly enhance the property whilst retaining the heritage of its past, to the benefit of Shrewsbury as a destination.”

Architects are finalising a revised planning application for the site, which will be submitted to Shropshire Council.