The redevelopment of Kingshurst is a once in a generation opportunity to create a high quality, community focussed centre at the heart of this important Solihull neighbourhood.
As the third local centre to be regenerated in North Solihull, Kingshurst will build on the success of previous schemes at Chelmund’s Cross and Smith’s Wood. The redeveloped centre will help ensure that Kingshurst becomes a sustainable, well integrated community with enhanced potential to benefit from its close proximity to the economic opportunities at the airport, NEC and the rest of the UK Central Hub.
Kingshurst Village Centre will be redesigned to a high standard so that it offers a range of local services and plays a strong role in building further social capital and local pride.
Since Outline Planning Permission was granted in December 2020, work has continued to develop the detailed design for Kingshurst Village Centre, including a range of detailed technical assessments.
Ongoing consultation with key stakeholders, including health sector and community partners, has been taking place and the masterplan has evolved to reflect these requirements. Community responses to consultation on the previous masterplan have also been considered and used to inform the latest plans.
We are currently seeking further comments and feedback on the updated Kingshurst masterplan, which will form the basis of a full planning application.
Based on the updated masterplan the new village centre could contain:
- 79 sustainable homes (the majority being social rented through Solihull Community Housing) all built to Lifetime Homes standards
- New vicarage for St Barnabas Church
- 2,001 m2 health uses and community space, including GP, dentist and pharmacy; a Community Wellness Hub
- 1,207 m2 providing modern, flexible space for a range of retail and high street uses
- High quality public realm and enhanced links to Kingshurst Park and Kingshurst Primary School
- 75 car parking spaces to support the new local centre, community space and the Church
- New internal road layout linking Over Green Drive and Colling Walk
- Sustainable Urban Drainage (SuDS) and landscaping throughout
You can find out more and tell us what you think by coming along to one of our public drop-by sessions on the Parade this week:
• Tuesday 21 September from 3pm to 6:30pm
• Thursday 23 September from 11:30am to 2:30pm
You can also share your views on these plans and leave any comments by taking part in our consultation survey. The survey will close on Sunday 10 October.