21st Jan, 2019

Shirley Police station looks set for demolition and turned into flats

Sarah Mason 24th Apr, 2018

PLANS to demolish a police station and build 32 homes in its place looked set for approval, despite concerns raised by residents.

Planning chiefs were are to decide whether the planning application for Shirley Police station, on Stratford Road at tomorrow night’s meeting (April 25).

Council officers have recommended that the proposals for a mix of one and two-bedroom dwellings and associated car parking be granted approval by Councillors.

In documents released ahead of the meeting it states the development would “meet an identified need for small dwellings in an accessible location.”

Campaigners have raised concerns over the impact of the four-storey development on the neighbouring retirement apartments at Dove Tree Court.

Shirley police station closed its doors in May 2016 following an announcement being made in November 2015 to shut 27 of West Midlands Police’s offices in a bid to save £3million.

See next week’s Observer for the outcome and reaction to the decision.

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