Kingshurst masterplan goes on show as Council seeks further feedback from local residents


An updated masterplan showing the proposed layout, high level design and makeup of the much anticipated Kingshurst Village Centre redevelopment has been unveiled today.

A major milestone for the scheme was cleared last December with approval of an Outline Planning application. Since then work has continued to develop the detailed design for Kingshurst Village Centre through ongoing consultation with key stakeholders, including health sector and community partners. Community responses to earlier consultation on the previous masterplan have also been considered and used to help inform and refine this updated version.

The masterplan proposes a new village centre with a community and health centre at the heart of the development, along with new shops and 79 new family homes (the majority being social rented through Solihull Community Housing) all built to Lifetime Homes standards.

The new layout is designed to create a better connection between Kingshurst Park, Kingshurst Primary School and St Barnabas Church. Following feedback at outline application stage, the masterplan provides additional flexible community space and further parking provision.

Local residents are being encouraged to come along to one of the public drop-by events being held by Solihull Council and Solihull Community Housing this week. Project officers will be displaying the masterplan, answering questions and gathering feedback at two sessions taking place outside on The Parade:

  • Tuesday 21st September from 3pm to 6:30pm
  • Thursday 23rd September from 11:30am to 2:30pm

It is also possible view the updated masterplan and share your feedback by visiting

Community feedback from these sessions and the accompanying consultation survey will be used to refine the design before a full planning application is submitted at the end of October. This will confirm the detail of the development and, if granted, allow the scheme to progress to the next stage.

Cllr Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council:

“A huge amount of work has gone into our updated masterplan which aims to respond to the specific community, health and housing needs of the area. Community feedback has been a vital part of developing this scheme from the early draft masterplan right the way through to informing our submission of a full planning application.

“This scheme is a once in a generation opportunity to create a high quality, community focussed centre at the heart of Kingshurst so it’s really important we get it right and deliver a new village centre that works for everyone.”