Shropshire Middle Severn

The Shropshire Middle Severn extends from Whitchurch in the North to Telford in the South. Land use within the area consists of urban expansion, flat agricultural land with a mix of arable and managed grassland. The Severn’s tributaries flowing through the Shropshire Middle Severn are the rivers Perry, Roden, Tern and Strine, with Permo-Triassic sandstones underlying the Shropshire Plain. The sandstones are classed as a major aquifer and currently support large groundwater abstractions, highlighting the regions significance in water supply.

The historic town of Shrewsbury sits within an iconic loop of the river Severn and was the birthplace of the father of evolution Charles Darwin. There are several designations of importance in the area such as the Midland Meres and Mosses RAMSAR sites. Internationally designated Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) include the Fenn’s Whixall and Bettisfield mosses, the Brown Moss SAC, and the West Midlands Mosses SAC. In addition, the Shropshire Middle Severn is home to several Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Projects in Shropshire Middle Severn

Severn Woodlands – Shrewsbury

In progress

Blackminster Brook – Broadway

In progress

Blackminster Brook – Offenham

In progress

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