Council stumps up the cash to push forward Kingshurst plans - The Solihull Observer

Council stumps up the cash to push forward Kingshurst plans

Solihull Editorial 24th Jul, 2021   0

PLANS for the transformation of Kingshurst Village remain on course after Solihull Council committed funds to help deliver the village centre regeneration.

Additional cash has been made available from Council reserves, which will allow the full business case to be finalised and the project team to complete any outstanding property acquisitions essential for the redevelopment.

Last December, the council’s Cabinet agreed it should take on the direct delivery of the scheme.

The Kingshurst plans aim to build on the success of previous schemes at Chelmund’s Cross and Smith’s Wood to transform the area by radically redesigning the village centre to offer high standard modern family housing with a range of local community and health facilities and other local services.

Councillor Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council said: “Cabinet’s decision shows we remain committed to Kingshurst and all our village and community centres.

“With the Council taking on the role of developer at Kingshurst, it shows we can be flexible and find different ways to deliver the vision of high-standard modern, energy efficient family housing along with community, health and local services.

“We will continue to keep local residents and businesses fully informed about the plans.

“I wish to thank local people for their patience and support in this programme.

“This is a once in a generation opportunity to transform the centre, as we have done at Chelmund’s Cross and Smith’s Wood, and through our investment in schools.

“This project makes it clear that we have a vision for inclusive growth and improving life chances across the borough, and these plans contribute to that ambition.”

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