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Chelmsley Wood

The Story So Far

The Strategic Framework was agreed by Solihull Council in February 2005 after consultation with residents in 2004. It sets out how the Partnership intends to improve the physical and social infrastructure of North Solihull through major investment in schools, Village Centres, transport and green space.  For more information click here

Planning Regeneration

Following the strategic framework review which was agreed in June 2009 we are planning the regeneration based on a cluster approach which focuses on bringing forward regeneration activities centred around large scale investments such as new schools and villages centres.

Craig Croft Cluster

In 2005 we worked with residents to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for Craig Croft.  This plan was approved by the Council in November 2005.  In March 2006 we sent local residents a Phasing Plan showing the order in which changes would take place.

A number of milestones have been completed in this neighbourhood:

  • Neighbourhood Plan approved - 2005
  • Phasing Plan approved - 2006
  • Planning Application for housing sites approved - May 2007
  • 360 new homes have been built
  • Outline Plan for Village Centre approved - May 2007
  • Planning Application for phase 1 of Village Centre (Enterprise Centre, Improvements to Chester Road, Village Centre roads & public realm) approved - July 2011
  • Development of Chelmund's Cross Village Centre (phase 1) begins - April 2013
  • Brand new £10m Bishop Wilson Community Primary School opens - September 2013

click here to see the new residential developments in the Craig Croft area

Chelmsley Wood News

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Chelmund's Cross Village Centre

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Bishop Wilson Old School Site

Demolition of the old Bishop Wilson has been completed.  Bellway have had a planning application for the first phase of a proposed 161 unit scheme approved by Solihull Council subject to the completion of various legal documents. Please see attached Masterplan and Landscape Strategy for more information.  A detailed application for phase 2 will be submitted after completion of the next public consultation session which is being held on THURSDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2014 between 1pm and 7pm at the Excellence in the Community Centre, Bishop Wilson CoE School, Chelmunds Cross Chelmsley Wood, B37 7TR .

Bosworth Drive Cluster

This area forms part of the longer term plans for regeneration.  It includes the area around the shops on Bosworth Drive and the Chelmsley Wood Health Centre on Crabtree Drive.  Further details will be available once we begin to consider options for future improvements.  In addition, there are plans to build a brand new Fordbridge Community Primary School on the site of the former Bennetts Well Primary School in Crabtree Drive.  See Education page for further details.

Click here to see the new residential developments in the Lowbrook area

Alcott Cluster

The overall focus for this cluster is Chelmsley Wood Town Centre but it also includes the newly built St Anne's primary school which opened to pupils in October 2011.  There are also plans to build a brand new Coleshill Heath Primary School on the site of the former Alcott Hall Primary School. See the Education page for further details.

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