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Work Begins on 106 New Homes at Former School Site

Work is now underway to build 106 new homes on a former school site in North Solihull.  Digby Court will be built on the grounds of the former Bishop Wilson School in Pike Drive following the school's move to new premises in nearby Chelmund's Cross.

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council approved plans for the development in April and the first homes will be released for sale in August.

The North Solihull Partnership, who are responsible for the development, will also fund 64 affordable rented homes for local people, invest a total of £100,000 in an all-weather sports facility, pay for improvements at the nearby Meriden Park, create a landscaped green area within the homes and pay £178,000 towards a new drainage system.

Regeneration work in North Solihull began in 2005 and since then hundreds of affordable and private properties have been built.  New schools, shops, health centres and community centres have and will continue to be built thanks to money raised by the sale of land from SMBC to Bellway.  A substantial amount of money has also been invested to improve the infrastructure across the area.