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Residents urged to have say on Chelmsley Wood masterplan

Sarah Mason 4th Mar, 2022

A MASTERPLAN showcasing the future of Chelmsley Wood town centre has gone on display.

The plans, which have been drawn up following last year’s Chelmsley Wood town centre visitor survey, focus on its northwest quarter, where the Job Centre and former library site are located.

The Police building will remain unless an alternative location can be found in the town centre.

Solihull Council says the four-week public consultation will explore what future investment and development in the town centre might look like while seeking to identify priority areas for improvements.

Although physical redevelopment work is still likely to be a couple of years away, residents and visitors to the centre are being encouraged to have their say.

Councillor Ian Courts, leader of Solihull Council, said: “The regeneration of Chelmsley Wood town centre seems like a daunting task but is one that I have been keen to see since I first became a councillor.

“We are still in the very early stages, but I would encourage all local residents and visitors to get involved and share their views.

“Your feedback will be crucial in helping to shape a draft masterplan that meets your needs.

“This will be a difficult scheme to deliver and could take a number of years to complete, but we will work closely with stakeholders and landowners to provide the right solution for residents and secure the future vibrancy of Chelmsley Wood town centre.”

The consultation will close on March 24 – click here to take part.

The proposals can also be viewed in-person at the Solihull Recruitment and Training Centre and at Chelmsley Wood Library, where the consultation material will be on display.

The project team will also be hosting two drop-in sessions, at Chelmsley Wood shopping centre on March 3 from 10am to 2pm and on March 12 from midday to 3pm.

A series of online public webinars will also be held, details of which can be found on the Council’s website.

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