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Plans for Shirley Powergen site go on show

Solihull Editorial 11th Jun, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

CONCEPT plans for Shirley’s eyesore, the Powergen site, are set to go on display next week.

Shirley Advance, the developer behind Parkgate, will be presenting plans at a series of public exhibitions where visitors will be able to discuss the proposals with the development team and leave their comments ahead of the application being handed to the Council next month.

The ten-acre site at the junction of Haslucks Green Road and Stratford Road has been vacant and the subject of much speculation for the past two decades.

But it is finally now the focus of a major redevelopment opportunity, following the completion of Parkgate and opening of the ASDA store.

Shirley Advance has agreed to bring forward a masterplan for a predominantly residential scheme and will be working closely with the other major landowners.

Robert Birch from Shirley Advance, said: “We are keen to demonstrate how our latest proposals have evolved to reflect the feedback we had from local people at our last consultation in September last year.

“All genuine comments arising from this exhibition will be incorporated into the Statement of Community Involvement, which is submitted to the Council as part of the Planning Application.

“We will be submitting this in July, so there is still time for people to have their say.”

There will be representatives from the development team available to explain the proposed scheme and answer questions at the public exhibition will be held at Shirley Library in Parkgate as follows:

* Thursday, June 18, from 5pm until 8pm

* Friday, June, 19, from 2pm until 5pm

* Saturday, June 20, from 11am until 3pm

Anyone who is unable to attend will still be able to view the display until 5pm on Saturday, June 27, or visit where the plans will be available from 5pm on June 18.

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