Shrewsbury to get Airport

The Shropshire town of Shrewsbury has been earmarked as one of three towns to get a new airport. The £200 million project is set to start next year and will allow the town easy access to the rest of the world.

Low cost airlines Ryanair and Easyjet have already expressed interest in operating flights to popular destinations including Amsterdam, Prague and Ibiza.

Local councillors have welcomed the project and want to use it not only for easy access to Europe but to help turn Shrewsbury into the Benidorm of England. 

Environmentalists have backed the scheme as cardboard will be collected again to build the runway and the air traffic control tower will be situated on top of Haughmond hill to save on building materials.

The proposed flightpath may cause slight controversy with residents as it will mean aircraft flying over the town throughout the day however a government think tank points out that this will give people an excellent opportunity to spot the new Airbus A380 and the troubled Boeing Dreamliner.

While the project has £200 million budgeted a further £200 million 'contingency fund' has been set aside.

Are you a local resident going to be affected by the scheme? If so we would love to hear from you.


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