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19th Aug, 2022

Hunt is on for partner to help develop former Simon Digby School site

Sarah Mason 8th Jul, 2022

SOLIHULL Council is on the hunt for a partner organisation to bring 175 new homes to Chelmsley Wood.

The former Simon Digby school site, off Chester Road, was earmarked for new family homes in 2013 under the Solihull Local Plan.

Following initial technical surveys, the Council says it is now looking for an organisation get this scheme off the ground.

The chosen organisation will need to deliver a minimum of 175 new family homes, with at least 40 per cent of these being Affordable Housing in line with local planning policy.

The company will also be asked to provide a replacement playground and new nature trail.

The Council says potential organisations will have to demonstrate a clear commitment to ensuring any scheme meets the highest standards for energy efficiency and sustainability.

Solihull Council said: “This development will provide much needed family homes.

“Any plans will focus on creating a distinct sense of place and creating a thriving well integrated new community, perfectly positioned to benefit from the economic opportunities that the arrival of the HS2 will bring.

“Reducing carbon emissions is a priority for Solihull Council, that’s why any organisations bidding for the work are being challenged to deliver a scheme that is highly sustainable, incorporating low carbon technology and electric vehicle charging.”

To see the early proposal for the scheme and register for project updates visit

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