Plans to combine two Shropshire colleges on one site will bring major educational benefits, one of the principals has said.
The sixth form college is currently located in the town centre
Shrewsbury College and Shrewsbury Sixth Form College are hoping to co-locate at a large new £60m campus in London Road.
Greg Molan, head of Shrewsbury College, claimed a lot of the arguments against the proposals were unfounded.
Campaigners have claimed the move would harm town centre businesses and create transport problems for students.
Many students are against the relocation and held a protest march through the town centre in December. Some sixth form staff are also opposed to the plan.
Mr Molan said: "What I find mysterious is the kind of reasoning that goes behind it for some people because these arguments just don't stack.
"And actually the impact on the town centre is very small."
He added the new development would help improve education for thousands of students over coming decades.