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Traffic signal scheme put on hold

A long-awaited scheme to regulate the traffic flow in Shropshire has been put on hold pending the progress of three planning applications.

Work was due to start on a 100,000 traffic light installation at the Roft Street, Middleton Road, Salop Road junction in Oswestry, on 26 January.

But outstanding planning applications relating to the town's central car park and shops could alter the traffic flow.

Shropshire County Council said it was "prudent" to delay the work.

Phil Box, a Shropshire county councillor for Oswestry, said: "I am disappointed that this scheme, which residents have been looking forward to for many years, has been unable to be progressed.

"However it is not appropriate to spend tax payers money until the implications from the planning applications are fully known."

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