Consultation - Ex-Bishop Wilson School Site

The North Solihull Partnership is advising local people that Solihull Council is consulting on its proposal to dispose of a remaining 0.5 hectare area of land that had been used as a sports pitch at the former Bishop Wilson Church of England primary school site.

Following the completion of the brand new award winning £10 million Bishop Wilson primary school and the school's subsequent relocation to its new building; the old site is undergoing a transformation, bringing much needed new homes to this area of Chelmsley Wood and opening up access to public open space and the River Cole. The site is designated for 140 homes in the Local Plan, adopted in December 2013.

The income from the sale of this remaining area of the Bishop Wilson site will go towards developing brand new sports facilities in other schools in the area.

Solihull Council is undertaking the consultation under Section 77 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 and Schedule 1 to the Academies Act 2010.

The consultation will run from 23 June 2014 until 4 August 2014.

Full details of the proposal and consultation form can be found at

Comments on this proposal can also be e-mailed to or posted to North Solihull Regeneration Team, Solihull Council, Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3QB.

All the comments and view will form the consultation element of the Council's application to the Secretary of State for Education for approval to dispose of the former Bishop Wilson sports pitch.