Solihull Council launches visitor survey to seek views on Chelmsley Wood Town Centre


Working alongside key stakeholders, Solihull Council is developing a long term plan to secure the future vibrancy of Chelmsley Wood Town Centre. A visitor survey has been launched today to help local residents and visitors to share their views.

Over the next five to ten years, Solihull Council is looking to deliver a phased plan of improvements which could have the potential to transform this well used Town Centre.

A team of masterplanners, transport consultants, retail and property experts are focusing initially on a draft masterplan for the redevelopment of the North West corner of the Town Centre, where the Police Station and Job Centre are currently located.

As part of this process, Solihull Council wants to hear from visitors, and is seeking views on what people like about the current Town Centre and the improvements they would like to see.

Residents are being encouraged to share their thoughts by completing the online Visitor Survey. Physical copies of the survey can also be filled out and dropped off at Chelmsley Wood Library.

Officers driving the project hope that an early concept masterplan for phase one of improvements will be available to share with residents in the New Year.

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

“Chelmsley Wood Town Centre is a thriving local centre, and we’re committed to ensuring that it continues to serve the needs of the local community as we witness the role of town centres changing both locally and at a national level.

“It’s been a difficult few years for town centres and local businesses up and down the country, and it’s clear that successful local centres will need to adapt as the way we use them continues to change. I’m really excited about the potential for renewal and redevelopment in Chelmsley Wood plan and want to see a Masterplan emerge that is both ambitious and deliverable in the long term.

“I encourage all visitors to Chelmsley Wood Town Centre to fill in the survey, and share your views and help make sure we get this right.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what concepts are drawn up and consulting with residents in the New Year.”

Residents can sign up to the Council’s new ‘Chelmsley Wood Town Centre Masterplan’ Stay Connected bulletin to receive updates on the project.