Kingshurst community asked for ideas as local park is set to get an upgrade


Solihull residents are being asked to provide their views on a series of exciting improvements and updates to Kingshurst Park.

This local project forms part of the wider council led regeneration scheme, already underway, which will see Kingshurst Village Centre completely transformed – providing a mix of sustainable housing and modern retail space centred around a brand-new community health and wellness hub.

Located directly in front of the village centre, this well-used park currently hosts a range of play equipment and serves as an important pedestrian walking route. In recent years however some of the park’s features have been left feeling tired and in need of updating.

As a starting point the Council’s landscape team has produced a new concept design for the park, which shows a range of proposed improvements to the access, equipment, planting and landscaping. Building on the planning application for the wider scheme, the concept design aims to maximise the potential of this important space while making it feel like a key part of the redeveloped new village centre.

Kingshurst residents are being encouraged to find out more and get involved by sharing their own thoughts, ideas and feedback.

Members from the project team will be hosting two engagement sessions on Marston Drive (in front of Kingshurst park) on Tuesday 30 May and Wednesday 31 May from 11am to 3pm

They will also be visiting residents at nearby Redwood House and engaging with local stakeholders and community groups over the coming weeks.

Residents can learn more and have their say by visiting the Council’s new online engagement platform

Councillor Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council and Portfolio Holder for the Economy, said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity to enhance the park, providing better facilities for the local community, improving health and wellbeing, and boosting biodiversity within the park.

“A key focus in the Kingshurst masterplan is to open the village centre up and improve links to the adjacent park. I’d like to see a series of improvements that make the most of this wonderful open space anchoring it as a fundamental part of the village centre.

“As well as having the chance to help shape our emerging plans, there will also be a range of opportunities for residents to get involved in delivering these improvements through things like organised planting days.

“The concept design looks great, but we really want to hear from the people who live and work in Kingshurst and who use the park every day. It’s important local residents are at the centre of these plans, so make sure you have your say.”