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19th Jan, 2022

Views sought to help shape Chelmsley Wood town centre masterplan

Sarah Mason 7th Dec, 2021

VIEWS on the future of Chelmsley Wood are being sought by Solihull Council to shape the future of the area.

A team of masterplanners, transport consultants, retail and property experts are focusing initially on a draft masterplan for the redevelopment of the north west corner of the Town Centre, where the Police Station and Job Centre are currently located.

As part of this process, Solihull Council wants to hear from visitors, and is seeking views on what people like about the current Town Centre and the improvements they would like to see.

Residents are being encouraged to share their thoughts by completing the online visitor survey.

Copies of the survey can also be filled out and dropped off at Chelmsley Wood Library, in Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre.

Officers driving the project hope that an early concept masterplan for phase one of improvements will be available to share with residents in the New Year.

Over the next five to ten years, Solihull Council is looking to deliver a phased plan of improvements which could have the potential to transform the Town Centre.

Councillor Ian Courts, leader of Solihull Council and portfolio holder for Economy, said: “Chelmsley Wood Town Centre is a thriving local centre, and we’re committed to ensuring that it continues to serve the needs of the local community as we witness the role of town centres changing both locally and at a national level.

“It’s been a difficult few years for town centres and local businesses up and down the country, and it’s clear that successful local centres will need to adapt as the way we use them continues to change.

“I’m really excited about the potential for renewal and redevelopment in Chelmsley Wood plan and want to see a Masterplan emerge that is both ambitious and deliverable in the long term.”

For more or to fill out the online survey visit https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/TM5GSE/

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